DURBAN - Bidvest Wits boss Gavin Hunt is not obsessed about coaching the Soweto giants or Bafana Bafana.
His current deal with the Clever Boys will expire in June, and he is yet to sign an extension.
Orlando Pirates and Kaizer Chiefs are the highest profile club coaching jobs in the country. These are the giants of South African football.
Asked if he would like an opportunity to manage Chiefs or Pirates in future, Hunt responded: “If it does happen, it will happen, but it is not something that is on my mind.”
Steve Komphela’s contract with Amakhosi is set to expire in June and the club is unlikely to renew his contract given his failure to win them any silverware in the three seasons he has been with them.
Will they approach Hunt? It all remains to be seen.
Hunt is one of the most decorated PSL coaches having won the league title a record four times. He is tied with the late Ted Dumitru and Gordon Igesund on those four triumphs.
Hunt won these titles with the so-called “small teams”. He delivered three league titles during his time with SuperSport United - all in successive seasons.
Last season he scooped it with Wits, ending the club’s 96-year wait for the local league crown.
Another top job in SA is the Bafana job, which Hunt is apparently no longer expecting.
“It was supposed to happen a long time ago, but it didn’t, so I’m not going to bother myself about it,” Hunt explained.
Stuart Baxter is current the incumbent for Bafana.
“I’m happy at Wits. It is a good club. I can stay as long as possible. I always prefer to stay at one club for a long time, but we will see at the end of the season.”
Besides winning four league titles, Hunt has also won four cup competitions during his glittering coaching career. He delivered the Absa Cup for Moroka Swallows back in 2004 and then captured the Nedbank Cup with SuperSport in 2012.
Hunt has already emerged victorious in both the MTN 8 and Telkom Knockout while in charge of the Clever Boys.
“There’s always so much to talk in my coaching career. Every day is a challenge. I haven’t had the luxury of buying top players in the clubs I have coached. I have been taking players for free,” Hunt said.