Johannesburg - SuperSport United boss Gavin Hunt has dismissed rumours that he could be on his way out of the club as "nonsense".
The reigning champions moved up to 10th spot in the PSL table
after Saturday's 0-0 draw with Platinum Stars but that has not stopped
speculation that the three-time PSL-winning coach could be relieved of
Details of a meeting between senior players and club officials
including chairman Khulu Sibiya and director of football Stan Matthews
last month were leaked to the press, but Hunt insisted that he still
feels secure in his position.
"It's nonsense. The chairman and director of football addressed a
few of the players a couple of weeks ago to ask them why the season was
going so badly but there is nothing sinister going on," he told Football365.co.za.
"Obviously it's been a very disappointing season but to see all
the speculation in the newspapers is a shame. I look at some of the
other coaches in the PSL like Owen Da Gama or Ernst Middendorp and there
is no pressure on them to be sacked."
Hunt added: "I have lifted the bar in the last three seasons and
now people expect success every year. But our team is in a transitional
phase and we need to rebuild and start again. If they don't want me then
there's nothing I can do about it.
"It would be a shame after winning three titles - something no one has ever done before - but football is a strange business."
Matsasantsa face with Golden Arrows on Wednesday night as the
Nedbank Cup kicks off. And having failed to match their championship
winning form over the past three seasons with similar success in the cup
competitions, Hunt admitted he is hoping for a change in fortune.
"It's true that we have struggled in knockouts in the past but now we have a great chance to pick up some silverware," he said.
"We have had a disappointing season in the league but the match against Arrows will be about who is more prepared on the day."