Baxter new Kaizer Chiefs coach

2012-05-07 18:37

Johannesburg - Struggling Soweto giants Kaizer Chiefs named former Bafana Bafana coach Stuart Baxter as the club's new head coach on Monday.

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"It's a great pleasure to announce Stuart Baxter as the new Kaizer Chiefs coach," Chiefs chairman Kaizer Motaung said in a statement on the club's website.

"He will fit in well into our strategy going forward because of his great wealth of knowledge at the club, national team and at an international level.

"His expertise as far as mentoring coaches as a coaching instructor will assist us in developing our own coaches and will also help a great deal in developing our youth academy."

Baxter, who coached Bafana Bafana in 2004 and 2005, replaces Serb Vladimir Vermezovic who was sacked last month after a string of poor results.

The Amakhosi are sixth in the league standings and are out of the title race with two games left in the season.

"I'm very happy to be taking up this challenging but exciting project at Kaizer Chiefs," Baxter said in the statement.

His coaching career has extensively been in the Scandinavian countries, while also managing clubs in Portugal and Japan.

At national level, Baxter coached the England Under-19 side, Bafana and the Finnish national team.

The 58-year-old left the latter post two years ago, and has not coached any side since.


  • sakhile.d.mthembu - 2012-05-07 18:59

    Mayb this might help us to win all last three games of the log.

  • Bongani - 2012-05-07 19:02

    rise khosi rise, for real????? I forsee great excitement in the next season for chiefs, management and fans

  • marumobongani - 2012-05-07 19:03

    give credit to the muthi kings aka kaizer chiefs all they need is a good coach, cheap players and let the muthi bring the trophies

  • thapelo.devotion.mothibi - 2012-05-07 19:07

    Honestly i missed your accent when you stressed out Mr Stuart Baxter welcome!

  • Namedi - 2012-05-07 19:09

    Tjo, tjo, tjo.... bafowethu, Stuart Baxter for Kaizer Chiefs.

  • Sakhie - 2012-05-07 19:09

    i dn't thnk Bexter iz de rght man 2 coach chiefs

  • matjokotja.adioschippa - 2012-05-07 19:10

    he is our coach who can nature our development and coaches cuz.

  • edgar.m.nkadimeng - 2012-05-07 19:11

    Welcm home Baxter i thnk u wil make our broken heart to be happy we axpect more from u

  • Bra - 2012-05-07 19:11

    is to late maybe next seazan

  • howard.komati - 2012-05-07 19:14

    wish Baxter the best at Chiefs.

  • Tankiso Mogoje - 2012-05-07 19:16

    Eish Baxter?Yooo....

  • Frank - 2012-05-07 19:17

    British coach? It aint gonna work trust me! Another season without a cup

  • Xulu.Thulany.Xaba - 2012-05-07 19:21

    Eyohhhhhhhhhh,AMEN!! Anyone hv orlando pie-ratex Membership forms pls!

  • neo.mokhonoane - 2012-05-07 19:22

    The 58-year-old left the latter post two years ago, and has not coached any side since.Johannesburg - Struggling Soweto giants Kaizer Chiefs named former Bafana Bafana coach Stuart Baxter as the club's new head coach on Monday. Maybe Kaizer thought this palooka is Pepe the Barcelona coach. Even if he did not coach for the past two years I still think he is useless. His nickname is " I tell you what". It looks like we are a failing family.

  • jmasha3 - 2012-05-07 19:25

    Chicha has fumbled again,He is surely but slowly destroying his own team such a mediocre appointment doesn't even worth an announcement.Baxter is not a suitable coach for K-Chiefs and I don't see him bringing back the glory days @ Naturena.

  • sh.fish1 - 2012-05-07 19:26

    good luck

  • Lesego - 2012-05-07 19:28

    Yes Chiefs need a quality coach,,,happy to have Baxter @ Naturena but Khuse,Zwane n Doc must be far from coaching department by doing dat will allow Baxter to look for players of his choice,,

  • Kgehang - 2012-05-07 19:41

    I wish chiefs bst

  • Tshepho - 2012-05-07 19:46

    Surprise!surprise!stuart baxter,a new coach for kaizer chiefs.

  • Nkosinathi - 2012-05-07 19:57

    Our problem at Chiefs is Bobby who told the whole world that Chiefs is a family business and that means they buy cheap players and expect magic on the pitch! Its too long without winning the league why! why! why!

  • dnetili - 2012-05-07 19:58

    only if he cn take us back to top wer we belong hes welcomed

  • Namedi - 2012-05-07 20:04

    Ha ha ha..I am a 58 year old English man and I haven't coached a EPL team, however, I have coached Bafana Bafana and failed. They still hire me to coach one of the most successful SA team. Boss ke mang?

      shela.babygoal - 2012-05-07 20:07

      Wat a waste. Bosso ke sundowns

      Publey - 2012-05-08 09:24

      boso ke!

  • Kotelo - 2012-05-07 20:36

    It is now time 4 de family business manager to sign a blank cheque 4 de team manager to atleast 1 target man.

  • nxulu3 - 2012-05-07 20:37

    Well done Chiefs now u guys need to get quality players it almost looked like anyone could play for chiefs. I hope u took this as a lesson never to buy (buy one get one for free) players.

  • Kotelo - 2012-05-07 20:37

    It is now time 4 de family business manager to sign a blank cheque 4 de team manager to atleast 1 target man.

  • Vusi Shongwe - 2012-05-07 20:42

    Lets hop de better wil com 4 ure beloved team amakhosi 4life.

  • Thabo - 2012-05-07 20:50

    Well done zebra team....*Imao*......let's c hw far dis will last....lolz

      aleck.wellay - 2012-05-08 06:20

      khune's vote 4 tsamayas and shibobos lost.

  • gwvickers - 2012-05-07 20:51

    Mmm will have to wait and see what happens, I am not very positive about this call

  • mshokoane - 2012-05-07 20:53

    Wellcome to Khosi family.

  • Thizwilondi - 2012-05-07 21:36

    Welcome clive b at amakosi family

      emmanuel.manu.18 - 2012-05-07 22:03

      I do realy gt yo point big bru mara why?ri sa mufhi tshikhala ra vhona uri ori farelani

      emmanuel.manu.18 - 2012-05-07 22:03

      I do realy gt yo point big bru mara why?ri sa mufhi tshikhala ra vhona uri ori farelani

  • sdkilani - 2012-05-07 21:53

    Oh dear here we go again another 3 barren seasons and why does Kaizer luvs these foreign coaches so much yet they bring us misery. Then your son Bobby goes and buys cheap players that should never wear the KC jerseyz. It feels like we as fans luv the club more than you

  • mbatakesm - 2012-05-07 23:17

    playerz need to pull up their socks aswell, the coach cant really control the game, ths aint no PS game!

  • zmzayiya - 2012-05-08 01:04

    It looks good baba and i wish Baxter can do wonderful in the kaizer chiefs camp and restore the dignity of amakhosi.reclaim all the trophies we lended the so called opportunists.

  • btsitsi1 - 2012-05-08 02:17

    i hate soccer e keepa banna ko stadium werelse nke ba le ko dintlo tsa bona ba futhumatsa malao

  • Glen - 2012-05-08 06:25

    M wshng Baxter 2 make khosi 2 rise again. The thirty dat we hav is 2 win

  • Thembane.wa.Mahlaza - 2012-05-08 06:48

    welcome Baxter but remember, here you perform or else you GO. Man United has hadtwo coaches in fitthy years why not follow this trend in mzansi clubs

  • Luvuyo - 2012-05-08 07:01

    Mr k.Motaung i apreciate yo option and i not happy abt team performanc bt is right now if yu can bring thamsanqa sangweni , edward manqele ,and jeasey no: 15 of fs star to phefeni .Put yo boby away frm de team .Yu'll see the results all tropz to phefen as C

      actor.mokgaditse - 2012-05-08 14:47

      Luvuyo I think you are right if mr k.motaung is not going to move bobbyfro that position next season we are going to relegation.I think mr k.motaung he mast someone who is going to work under contract coz that guy will deliver, now bobby is not doing anything

  • bobi.tsotetsi - 2012-05-08 07:23

    This man has not bin coaching for two years now u take him to join chiefs, hai this is shocking lets hope he will get de support and bobby will release funds to buy gud players not rejects from afda teams.

  • Loyiso - 2012-05-08 08:58

    Welcome to Naturena Mr Baxter! Rise Khosi Rise.

  • mrmogoswane - 2012-05-08 08:59


  • ellinah.tshabalala - 2012-05-08 10:50

    I really think this is what our boys need...someone who is experienced locally and internationally. Dnt give up boys...

  • nxulu3 - 2012-05-08 12:13

    Lol. Clearly most of you guys are not happy with most decisions taken by your team K.chiefs why don't you come join the champs Amabhakabhaka the door is always open especially for K.chiefs supporters we will welcom you with open arms.

  • Abram - 2012-05-08 12:20

    chiefs can win cups under any coach as long as they stop playing seriously only when playing against mamelodi sundowns otherwise they will be relegated ask cosmos

  • makanhanha - 2012-05-08 12:39

    Welcome to amakhosi family baxter hope u will do yo best*with high hopes*

  • ntokozo8 - 2012-05-08 14:38

    I honestly do not understand how Chiefs operates. This Stuart Baxter guy is a failer! He has not been coaching for two years, he was fired in his last job by Finland, because he failed to help them go to the Euro champanionship and he failed Bafana Bafana dismally. Now on what merit is Chiefs bringing him in? Khosi fans,im telling you we are doomed for another bad season,come next season!!!! Bobby you are an idiot!!!

  • mraphiri1 - 2012-05-08 18:04

    A good move,now is time for Bobby to go,we love this team ,but management let us down ,let Bobby go MR Kaizer senior.

  • Prosper - 2012-05-08 21:06

    Local coaches must earn their spurs first by coaching in other countries. They must toughen up by working abroad while proving themselves out there. If these european coaches can work anywhere why can't our local coaches do that?

  • luckie.mhlanga - 2012-05-11 23:34

    I'm rely imprecd wth mv mad by kaizer.op da khoc wl rise again more thn b4.l thnk chief mst buy qualit playez lyk manqele ,gould etc

      Sindile - 2012-05-12 13:33

      I hope chiefs will end up in good positon

  • tokelo.temane - 2012-06-09 19:16

    As chiefs fans we firmly hope and believe that having Siboniso and Baxter in the team will make tremendous and dramatic change next season

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