Cape Town – Outgoing Kiazer Chiefs coach, Stuart Baxter, reveals that he would still like to talk to the Amakhosi players before he departs the country.
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According to Kaizer Chiefs website, Baxter says that his journey as Chiefs mentor has been “wonderful” since his appointment three years ago.
“When Bobby Motaung and I met in London three years ago to discuss joining Chiefs,” Baxter reflected, “the critics were already sharpening their knives with some feeling that I did not do well with Bafana Bafana. However, the Chairman and Bobby showed courage and appointed me as the Club’s coach at the time.”
With a wry smile on his face, the Amakhosi coach added: “Hopefully, after having won two league titles and two cup trophies, a few perceptions about me have since changed.”
Club chairman, Kaizer Motaung revealed at Amakhosi's press conference on Tuesday, June 2 that both parties came together and agree that Baxter's contract be terminated.
“We worked together for three years,” said Baxter.
“It’s always difficult when you get to a point to leave a club. Tensions drive football clubs to be successful. However, it costs a lot of energy and when you can’t do that anymore, it’s time to stand down. We have agreed that this is the best solution.”
“If there is one thing that I regret, it’s that, due to the timing of this announcement, I haven’t yet been able to sit down with the players. I would still like to talk to them.”