Cape Town - Bidvest Wits coach Gavin Hunt described his time with Black Leopards as one of the highlights of his career.
Hunt has been coaching for 20 years, during which he spent time at the helm of Seven Stars, Hellenic, Moroka Swallows, and SuperSport United.
Hunt was hired as Leopards coach in the 2001/02 season, when he steered the club to a top-eight finish for the first time.
With Wits currently top of the Premiership table, Hunt thanked Leopards boss David Thidiela as he looked back on his two-decade-long career.
"Here you take a boy from Cape Town, from the seaside and you put him in a situation like that. That was the best thing for me," Hunt told KickOff.
"The boys at Leopards had nothing. They had just come out of the First Division, but one thing they had was hunger and desire.
"That was the most pleasurable coaching job that I've had in terms of how they responded. The only reason we got beat or lost games was because maybe we weren't good enough but it was never through lack of desire or heart.
"I've got a lot to thank for a guy like David Thidiela, because he put faith in me."