Gavin denied in new coach request

Premiership

New Kaizer Chiefs head coach Gavin Hunt was unable to bring another coach onto his technical team at the club, it has now been revealed.

According to a very reliable source, William Shongwe was nominated to be part of the new technical team at The Village but some at the club were happier for Lee Baxter to continue in the goalkeeper coach role.

Legendary ex-Amakhosi shot-stopper Shongwe previously worked with Hunt at SuperSport United in the same capacity.

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"William remember he worked at Kaizer Chiefs as a goalkeeper coach before he went to SuperSport United, and it is normal for Chiefs to consider those they have worked with," an inside source tells KickOff.com.

"If you look at the success Gavin had while William was a goalkeeper coach at SuperSport, and also that William was able to raise the likes of Ronwen Williams, Sherwin Naicker, Mondli Mpoto and Keegan Poole [Stellenbosch FC] who came through his hands.

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"Any coach who has worked with William will know that he is one man they would consider. But also that William is a Chiefs legend, it only makes sense that he could be considered for the job.

"Definitely he was one of the considerations and you can understand where that came from, Gavin has worked with William at SuperSport. Right now it's in the hands of Kaizer Chiefs management who they go with. What Gavin did, he put a name out there."

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