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Gavin Hunt: Swallows FC respond to reports of ex-Kaizer Chiefs coach return to Soweto giants

Brandon Truter's replacement will be announced before Amaswaiswai's match against Maritzburg, and the local tactician is expected to return to the club.

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Swallows FC has responded to rumours that former Kaizer Chiefs head coach Gavin Hunt is the frontrunner to succeed Brandon Truter as the Soweto giants' new coach.


Truter was fired by Amaswaiswai's administration on Sunday evening after the team was trounced 3-1 at Dobsonville Stadium by their Soweto rivals Chiefs in a PSL encounter.


With the Swallows struggling in the league this season, Truter's assistant Simo Dladla, goalkeeper coach Johan Abselon, and analyst Kamaal Sait were all advised not to report for duty.


Hunt, who was the Swallows' head coach from 2002 to 2007, has been suspended by Chippa United since November 15 as a result of the team's poor league performance.

Sipho Xulu, the Swallows' chief executive officer, has now revealed that a big number of coaches have applied for the position, and that a new head coach will be named before the team's Saturday match against Maritzburg United at Dobsonville.


"I'm not sure if Gavin's name is on the list or not." "There have been a lot of applications," Xulu told Sowetan.


"We received a large number of applications, some of which we recognized and others which we did not. We'll have to make an announcement before the Maritzburg game. We'll have a coach later this week, whether it's temporary or permanent. "At this time, every available coach will be associated with us."


When asked who is currently in charge of the team's training sessions, Xulu also stated that the players were granted a day off on Monday.


"When they return, they'll go via support staff." "What I can tell you is that once we agree on everything, we'll have a coach soon," he said.


Swallows are currently in 16th place in the league table, having lost their last 13 competitive matches, including the two-legged MTN8 semi-final tie.


With Swallows, Hunt won the 2004 Absa Cup, which is currently known as the Nedbank Cup.


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