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Hunt to cash in at Wits

By Ramatsiyi Moholoa | 2013-05-30 06:50:21.0 | COMMENTS [ 38 ]

GAVIN Hunt has become one of the highest paid coaches in the Premier Soccer League, thanks to his monthly salary of R750000 at new club BidVest Wits.

Hunt quit SuperSport United yesterday to join The Clever Boys where he was given a signing-on fee of R10-million.

The figures were confirmed by reliable sources close to both parties.

He has signed a three-year deal with an option to renew for another 12 months.

Despite the telephone directory figures stemming from the deal, Hunt was quick to point out his departure had nothing to do with the amount of money involved.

The astute coach said it was about a change of environment after being with United for six years.

"Look, it's not about money here at all.

"I know three of four coaches in the PSL who earn far better than I do," said Hunt, who refused to confirm the money involved in his move to Milpark.

On leaving United, where he won three successive Absa Premiership titles, he said: "It's a sad day for me, I really enjoyed myself at the club and I believe in continuity."

Hunt will be reunited with his old friend, club chief executive Jose Ferreira, who was chief operations officer at the Tshwane club before joining Wits.

Hunt had two years remaining on his three-year contract at United and that meant either the former Hellenic star - or Wits - had to buy him out of the obligation.

He was reportedly earning R3-million per annum at United.

Ferreira said of Hunt: "He has an impressive CV, not only with SuperSport United but with every other club he has coached prior to that.

"We have signed a long-term contract with him and we believe that, in line with our vision for the club, he is the right coach to lead the process we have embarked on to transform our team into a competitive force in South African football."

Hunt's appointment means Wits have shown former Bafana Bafana coach Clive "The Dog" Barker the door despite doing a great job to help them finish fourth on the Absa Premiership table.

Ferreira said they were grateful to Barker for a job well done in his capacity as caretaker coach, following the departure of Antonio Lopez Habas.


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Wow!!!! lot's of money

2013-05-30 07:32:12.0 | 0 replies

MR editor you will tell nonentity/ill informed bloggers and will believe you, i dont buy that malicious story, Pitso is the highest paid coach in the PSL, come with fact su*cker

2013-05-30 11:26:38.0 | 0 replies

You Voetzek, don't you understand English? "He becomes one of the highest paid coaches" NOT "He is the highest paid coach" I hope you understand now.

2013-05-30 12:02:26.0 | 0 replies

No other coach deserves more. Than man has shown that he can deliver and is passionate about what he does.

Coach just give me a shout if you ever need someone to carry the water fot the boys.

2013-05-30 12:07:13.0 | 0 replies

Jomo is the highest paid coach in NFD

2013-05-30 12:20:21.0 | 0 replies

Im a Pirates fan for life..but i think that was a good move for Hunt, and he deserves every penny of that contract...damn i should've just played soccer...sigh!!!

I qoute Sowetan " -GAVIN Hunt has become ONE of the highest paid coaches in the Premier Soccer League"

2013-05-30 12:20:39.0 | 0 replies

is there any better paid black coach in PSL? just wondering..

2013-05-30 12:42:19.0 | 0 replies

what is the meaning of become?,the last time i checked im more littirate and intellingent chap of all the time than even u

2013-05-30 12:56:27.0 | 0 replies

I think in a situation like this Players must be given a chance to re-think their contract
Players are assets in a business language, in essence a business owner has a right to sell his/her assets. It is his choice, he may sell it to make a profit or becase he feels that a certain player is no longer adding value to the organisation. Remember Punch Masenamela was sold by Chiefs to Sundowns without him given an oppurnity to rethink because as a player he won't know what the seller and the buyer have agreed upon.

2013-05-30 12:58:47.0 | 0 replies

i heared amaCOWsi coach; stupid baxtard is earning R50 000 per annum + 700 000 rounds on jessica at nappyrena zoo village

2013-05-30 13:20:00.0 | 0 replies

Wits have had a huge injection from Bidvest bank, they are tired of being by standers, they want to partake in the PSL, after Hunt, watch a number of high profile players joining him there........includin Yeye

2013-05-30 13:52:59.0 | 0 replies