With the end of his first season in sight, Gavin Hunt has pointed out the plan ahead for Kaizer Chiefs and admitted the squad needs to be fixed.
Hunt is confident that a reshuffle of the squad at his disposal during the next transfer window will bring back the desired sense of pride at Naturena that has disappeared through their trophy drought.
The Amakhosi coach has his feet in the mud having adopted a squad that he had no influence over and has had to go through his first year carrying a fire extinguisher as he seeks to sort what is there while trying to compete.
He knows all too well that in between fixing whatever could be broken, he will ultimately have to deliver on what matters most.
"The club has brought me here to win trophies and they will win trophies with me," he acknowledges.
However, reality is that before he is ultimately able to get there, he has in-house matters to sort out.
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"What we need to do is really look at our squad going forward and get that desire and attitude back. They were so close last year but we need to be challenging for trophies across all fronts. That obviously takes time with a squad, we really need to look at our squad and have people who want to be here and play and signings going forward is key for any club.
"If we stick together and go along the path that I want, I know we will be successful, but it doesn't come quickly, things take time. People are always impatient, and we've not won anything yet and just one step at a time," says Hunt.
Already out of the Nedbank Cup after also losing out on the MTN8, Chiefs must now spend the rest of their domestic campaign doing damage control in the league in the hope that they finish further up than the ninth position they occupy at the moment.