Cape Town - Wits coach Gavin Hunt has hailed Daine Klate after his retirement and thinks he has all the attributes to become a successful manager in the future.
Klate announced his retirement last week, ending an illustrious career in which, he won six Absa Premiership titles with Supersport United, Wits and Orlando Pirates - which makes the most decorated player in PSL history.
Shortly after confirming he would hang up his boots, Klate was named as Chippa United's Multichoice Diski Challenge team's head coach.
And Hunt has wished his former player all the best in his coaching career.
"Yeah look everything comes to an end, isn't it? As you know he's had a very good career and he's going to the coaching world now like I told him," Hunt told KickOff website.
"I wish him well. He's gone to do his licences now in Ireland, so he will make a good coach."
Klate and Hunt won four Absa Premiership titles together, three at SuperSport United and one at Bidvest Wits.
"Yeah, we won four because he's an effective player, he was effective you know. He could score goals, he created goals and he stopped goals," Hunt explains.
"That's the three most important things any footballer must do. So, he did all three things, that's why he was successful."
Asked if he would have Klate as his assistant in the future, Hunt replied: "You never know, never know in football."