Ex-Kaizer Chiefs coach Hunt finds ‘no issues in any respect at Chippa United’

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Chippa United manager Gavin Hunt appears to have passed from a frustrating time with the Kaizer Chiefs but argues that “football has no style of play” after remarks suggested he might not be able to establish a defined game identity at his new club.

Hunt spent nine largely disappointing months with the Chiefs and left the club while facing relegation in the Premier Soccer League but in the Caf Champions League semifinals.

He is now with a club with a reputation for changing coaches but has so far enjoyed life in Port Elizabeth.

“We’re going to look at a few more players, of course we have to put together a roster, you know. There are a few trialists at the moment,” Hunt said, according to Sowetan Live.

“We’ll be ready for the start of the season, but we need players. We’ll have to do it game after game at the start of the season and see what happens. For me personally it’s been fine since arriving at Chippa, no problems at all. That’s one of the things that happens in football. “

In an interview with Chippa’s media department, the master coach argues that “soccer is soccer” without a particular style of play.

Under Hunt, Chiefs fought for a unique game identity.

The decorated coach is sometimes known for his radical approaches, such as not a fan of video analytics and GPS vests.

“We are obviously trying to improve the fitness level. It’s pre-season and we’re also trying to look for some combinations so it’s a mix, ”said Hunt.

“It’s not about style [of play]. Football has no style of play. Soccer is soccer. Once we have the core of the players nailed, we can certainly work on certain things that we are trying to do and implement.

“Game intelligence is something that we absolutely have to work on. The game intelligence is pretty broad, we have to be a little clever with how we play the game, and we have to have a way or two of doing things. We also need some variety when game situations offer you different scenarios.

“We have to understand that. That requires working with players who are going to play. We have a couple of trialists here, which is pretty unique, but something I’m used to and expected from. “