JOHANNESBURG – In his first public remarks, albeit very brief, new Kaizer Chiefs technical advisor Rob Hutting has asked to be allowed to prove his worth to the Glamour Boys over the next six months, which is the duration of his contract.
“Do you want an internet coach or a qualified coach?” the Dutchman probed an auditorium packed with journalists at the Chiefs headquarters at Naturena on Wednesday afternoon.
Hutting was on Tuesday appointed in his new position to give head coach Steve Komphela support in the second half of the season.
He has also been tasked with improving the Amakhosi youth academy following the departure of Doctor Khumalo and Kenneth ‘Conti’ Kubheka.
There has been very little information about Hutting’s background, and the announcement of his arrival triggered speculation that he was being lined-up as a replacement for Komphela, who has six months left on his contract.
“For me the question is okay, but I prefer that you come back after three months and ask the same question,” the 62-year-old said.
“That is why I say, please don’t kill the baby before it’s born. I don’t have gaps in my CV. I am not a European who has come here to explain how we play the game. I am here to help the club.
“There is a lot of work to be done and the club needs experience. You can’t have that experience if you have not earned it.”