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Has Baxter priced himself out of Bafana job?

2017-04-12 11:31
DIVIDED ATTENTION: Stuart Baxter needs to make up his mind. (Samuel Shivambu, Backpagepix)

Cape Town - The South African Football Association (SAFA) appears to be dragging their feet with the appointment of Stuart Baxter as the next Bafana Bafana head coach.

Baxter revealed that SuperSport United were unwilling to release him before the end of the season, but according to reports on the SowetanLIVE website, the Englishman has 'priced himself' out of the job.

The local publication claimed that his excessive wage demands of R1m a month has caused SAFA to continue their search for a new head coach, and someone who will be able to join the South Africa national team set-up immediately.

SAFA chief executive Dennis Mumble reiterated that the association are working around the clock to find Shakes Mashaba's successor.

"We have never said that we are talking to only one person‚" Mumble told TimesLIVE website last week.

"We have to make sure that we have alternatives and that’s what we are working on now.

"I can't mention names but there is more than one person we are talking to and it is something that we really have to try and finalise as soon as possible."

South Africa have been without a coach since the footballing body axed Mashaba in December last year.

The 66-year-old Mashaba was found guilty of insulting top football officials after South Africa's 2018 Soccer World Cup qualifier victory over Senegal.

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