Gavin Hunt departs from Kaizer Chiefs ‘with a cool R15 million’

Kaizer Chiefs parted ways with a hefty amount of money just so they could get rid of coach Gavin Hunt last week.

Hunt was sacked after a poor season, which currently sees the Soweto giants lying in 11th and trying to avoid the relegation/promotion playoffs less than a year after they were challenging for the title under German Ernst Middendorp.

A local newspaper reported that AmaKhosi paid R15 million to buy out the struggling coach from his contract.

“The situation was getting more unworkable each day,” a source says, according to the report.

“Hunt and Chiefs management were not getting along anymore. There were too many issues at play. That is why they decided to just buy him out of his contract so they can do damage control,” the source said.

The club was under a FIFA transfer ban and weren’t allowed to sign any players during Hunt’s tenure in charge, an issue that many fans understood.

However, Hunt wanted to have the final say on who the club brought in and who was allowed to leave once the ban was lifted.

IOL Sport

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