PSL

Baxter: I'm looking forward to the challenge

2016-01-27 19:30
Stuart Baxter (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - SuperSport United's newly appointed head coach Stuart Baxter says he has to hit the ground running as he takes charge of the club midway through the season.

Baxter parted ways with Kaizer Chiefs at the end of last season to take up a post in Turkey, having won two League titles, the MTN 8 and Nedbank Cup in his three seasons in charge at Naturena. However his stint in Turkey was short lived, opening the way for his return to South Africa.

"I have loved working in South Africa and when my agent Steve Kapelushnick informed me of the interest from SuperSport I was really excited to be coming back 'home' and to work for a brand that has quickly established itself as a strong force in the PSL," said Baxter.

"SuperSport United is a dynamic and an ambitious club with a fantastic track record from their first team to the academy and the overall professional way the Club is run. I'm looking forward to the challenge."

Baxter will retain assistant coach Kaitano Tembo as his assistant and will add Academy Technical Director Kwanele Kopo to his technical bench.

"It's a difficult position the club finds itself in at the wrong end of the table and with limited preparation time, but it's an exciting challenge for me to turn things around and build towards next season," said the former Kaizer Chiefs coach.

"I have had a few options on the table since leaving Turkey but nothing has excited me more than joining SuperSport. "

Club Chairman Khulu Sibiya expressed his satisfaction with Baxter joining Matsatsantsa.

"Stuart Baxter has achieved outstanding results at Kaizer Chiefs in the 3 previous seasons, adding trophies to the cabinet and playing a good brand of football.

"This is what we are looking for at our Club - good and winning football. We will give him all the support in ensuring a 16th consecutive Top 8 finish for our Club and in preparing a solid team for next season." 

Baxter has signed a two and a half year deal with Matsatsantsa.

NEXT ON SPORT24X

What To Read Next

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

Fixtures
03 December 2016
Mamelodi Sundowns v Free State Stars, Lucas Moripe Stadium 15:30
Platinum Stars v Polokwane City, Royal Bafokeng Stadium 15:30
Chippa United v Kaizer Chiefs, Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium 18:00
Ajax Cape Town v Golden Arrows, Cape Town Stadium 20:15
Orlando Pirates v Highlands Park, Orlando Stadium 20:15
04 December 2016
Bloemfontein Celtic v Supersport United, Dr Molemela Stadium 15:30
Baroka FC v Maritzburg United, Peter Mokaba Stadium 15:30
07 December 2016
Wits v Mamelodi Sundowns, Bidvest Stadium 00:00
Logs
Team P W PTS
Previous Results

Date Home Team Result Away Team
Vote

Who will claim the Premier League title at the end of the 2016/17 season?

 
 
Men
Women
Love 2 Meet
English Premiership flutter

Take Sport24's "expert" tips at your peril...

Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter

Featured

With the Absa Premiership in full swing, who will be crowned champions when all is said and done? Will Mamelodi Sundowns defend their title? Or can Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates or Bidvest Wits mount a serious challenge? Stay glued to Sport24 to find out!

Latest blogs
 

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

 
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.