Gavin Hunt Looks Set To Be South Africa Coach After 2010

SuperSport United coach Gavin Hunt is set to be announced as the new Bafana Bafana assistant coach...
The news comes after SAFA president Kirsten Nematandani announced, during a press conference at OR Tambo International Airport, that they will rope in a third assistant to help Bafana in preparation for the World Cup 2010.

Nematandani revealed yesterday that Carlos Alberto Parreira had signed a nine-month contract to return as national team coach, paving the way for Hunt to take over after the World Cup.

“It was our wish to have a local person coach the national team, but we only have eight months to go to the World Cup and there is no time for experimenting, so we went for experience,” the SAFA president stated.

“Also, it is Parreira’s programme that the national team is following, so it’s only fair and wise that he returns to continue with it. But the meeting has agreed in principle that the next Bafana Bafana coach, after the World Cup, will be one of our own,” he added.

A SAFA official, who wanted to remain anonymous, told that Hunt has agreed to take the position as Bafana assistant coach, but an announcement will only be made after the governing body have met SuperSport and granted him permission to serve on the technical team.

“We have agreed, in principle, that Gavin Hunt is going to take over as Bafana Bafana coach after the World Cup. We are still to meet with SuperSport to allow him to be assistant coach; in the meantime, Parreira is in charge of the national team for the 2010 World Cup,” the source said.

Peter Pedroncelli,