Newly appointed Kaizer Chiefs head coach Gavin Hunt admits that the on-field performances by the team in recent times have been poor, compared to the support they get from their fans.
Hunt was officially appointed on a three-year deal on Thursday, much to the delight of the Amakhosi faithful, who have been longing for silverware since the 2014/15 season.
During his official unveiling in Naturena yesterday, Hunt also conceded that one of his first tasks would be to try and uplift the broken spirits at the club following the embarrassing end to the 2019/20 Absa Premiership season.
“The most important thing is to try and get the team winning again, try and get some support back in the team,” said Hunt.
“Obviously there has been a huge meltdown mentally I would think, because of what happened. I mean it was a huge come down to be on top of the league for such a long time and I reiterate again, I mean they did an unbelievable job, it was just unfortunate. But this is the nature of the game.
“But the support is here, I have never seen so much support in a football club, behind their coach and the team. It’s magnificent, but as much as they are getting the support – but as much as they are getting better off the field – we need to improve on the field as well to keep parallel, because at the moment off the field is way ahead of on the field and we need to improve that.” Added the four-time League winning coach.
The 56-year-old is expected to start with his new job next week. The rest of his technical team is also expected to be announced in the next few days.
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By Ofhani Munyai