Ertugral Questions Hunt Sacking
Former Kaizer Chiefs coach Muhsin Ertugral says he was surprised about Gavin Hunt’s sacking.
The 61-year-old, who was in charge of the Glamour Boys between 1999 and 2003 as well as 2007 and 2009, spoke to iDiski Times writer Rob Delport.
Ertugral – the only coach to lift a continental trophy with Chiefs (the African Cup Winners’ Cup in 2001) -questioned the decision of the Amakhosi leadership to sack Hunt after he led his side into the club’s first ever semi-final of the CAF Champions League.
He insisted that Hunt, who was appointed in the beginning the campaign but couldn’t buy players due to transfer ban, cannot be the only one to blame for Chiefs below par domestic campaign.
“You know being in the semi final, that is awesome. I was a bit surprised Gavin was sacked now because he brought the team there,” he told iDiski Times.
“And I don’t think, sort of Gavin can only be responsible for that what I see. So I think, it’s always when you look at a little bit of the history of Kaizer Chiefs last couple of years, you rise your eyebrows.
“Even Ernst Middendorp was unlucky cause he lost the league on the last day of the season.
“In the end, it can not only be the coach who has been responsible for that, he couldn’t build his own team. Whatever the reasons are, that they need to sort out.”
Despite winning just three of their last 17 DStv Premiership games, Chiefs do have a chance to secure a top eight spot if they can beat TS Galaxy on Saturday.
Arthur Zwane and Dillon Sheppard will oversee Amakhosi’s final Premiership game of 2020/21, with fans hopeful they can end the campaign on a high.