Cape Town – Stuart Baxter admits that he wanted to prove people wrong since he became Kaizer Chiefs coach.
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Baxter led the Amakhosi to their second league trophy in his three seasons in charge of the club.
According to the Kaizer Chiefs website, Chiefs have had a great season, winning 21 league matches and ending the season on 69 points on the way to the 2014/2015 Absa Premiership title.
The 61-year-old also won the 2013 Nedbank Cup and the 2014 MTN8 with the Glamour Boys.
After being named Absa Premiership Coach of the Season at the PSL Awards, Baxter said: “This is nice to have, not a must have”.
“Winning the Absa Premiership was a must have,” explained the coach, “as the best team wins the league trophy”.
Before taking his post at the Naturena club, Baxter coached Bafana Bafana from 2004 until late 2005.
However, he left after South Africa failed to qualify for the 2006 World Cup.
“There was some sort of scepticism about my tenure as the Bafana coach,” reflected the coach.
“That’s also why I was so eager to take the job at Kaizer Chiefs when it was offered. I wanted to prove that people were wrong at the time.
“We won two doubles in three seasons, so I probably got it a bit more right this time.
“However, it also shows that SAFA didn't make such a bad decision and maybe I should have been given a bit more time to get things right.”