Wits chairman looking to extend Hunt’s stay at the club

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA - MAY 17: Bidvest Wits owner, Brian Joffe celebrates with Coach Gavin Hunt as Wits take the 2016/17 PSL title after winning the Absa Premiership match between Bidvest Wits and Polokwane City at Bidvest Stadium on May 17, 2017 in Johannesburg, South Africa. (Photo by Sydney Seshibedi/Gallo Images)

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA - MAY 17: Bidvest Wits owner, Brian Joffe celebrates with Coach Gavin Hunt as Wits take the 2016/17 PSL title after winning the Absa Premiership match between Bidvest Wits and Polokwane City at Bidvest Stadium on May 17, 2017 in Johannesburg, South Africa. (Photo by Sydney Seshibedi/Gallo Images)

Bidvest Wits chairman Brian Joffe says he would like coach Gavin Hunt to stay at the club.

Joffe’s remarks come after Hunt led the club to a historic first Absa Premiership title with a game left to play before the end of the league.

Hunt’s four-year deal expires at the end of June, with the last game on the season scheduled for May 27 against Kaizer Chiefs.

“He’s staying because he’s got a contract with us. If he goes away, I will fetch him,” Joffe said.

“We are proud of the players to achieve this. It’s a great moment – a first [title] in over 90 years. Immediately after we got involved, we were relegated [in 2005], but we bounced back strongly the following year.

“From the time Gavin got involved with us the team has been building, and it cost us money, but there has been progress. We should have won it [the title] the season before, but we were unlucky.”

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