“It’s always difficult when you get to a point to leave a club” says Baxter


Stuart Baxter said after it was announced at a Kaizer Chiefs press conference on Tuesday that the coach won’t be at the Club next season.

“It has been a wonderful three year journey, 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 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.”

“We worked together for three years,” commented Baxter about his decision to leave the Amakhosi. “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.”