Chiefs sacked Middendorp after the club missed an excellent chance to clinch the Absa Premiership title on the Judgment Day of the season.
A source from Chiefs said Chiefs management has agreed to usher in Gavin Hunt because the man to exchange Ernst Middendorp.
“There was a debate on whether or to not recall former coach Stuart Baxter, but within the end they agreed that Gavin is that the man,” said the source.
“What works in Gavin’s favour is that the incontrovertible fact that he believes in youngsters and therefore the chairman [Kaizer Motaung] said an extended time ago that his vision is to shift faraway from buying expensive players from other clubs, just for them to fail at Chiefs. He wants the event academy to feed the senior team, hence he appointed Steve Komphela because he has an eye fixed for young talent, but that project didn’t compute .”
Earlier in the week , Hunt insisted he hasn’t gotten in-tuned with Chiefs about taking up as Chiefs head coach, after Middendorp was sacked on Wednesday.
“No one (from Chiefs) has spoken to me,” said Hunt
The source insisted that Hunt are going to be Chiefs head coach by next season.
“It’s a norm in football that clubs and potential targets to deny everything especially when talks haven’t been concluded, but expect an announcement soon,” concluded the source.