For the second period, Stuart Baxter, an Englishman, returned as the head coach of the South African giants Kaizer Chiefs.
In addition to Gavin Hunt, who was fired earlier this month after his team finished eighth but advanced to the CAF Champions League semifinals, Baxter was reappointed for a two-year contract on Wednesday.
“Baxter will commence his duties as soon as the paperwork has been finalized and he will work with Arthur Zwane and Dillon Sheppard as his assistants with support from (former Bafana Bafana coach) Ntseki. The duo of Zwane and Sheppard will also continue coaching the reserve side,”The club exclaimed in a conference.
Stuart Baxter: A Brief History With Kaizer Chiefs
He was the winner of two league titles as well as two domestic cups, the MTN8 and the Nedbank Cup. Baxter’s first stint with the Chiefs lasted from 2012 to 2015.
Following his departure in 2015, Baxter went on to coach another local club, SuperSport United, as well as the Bafana Bafana national team and other international teams.
According to Chief Motaung Kaizer, Baxter was reappointed by the club because the club understood the philosophy and culture of the upcoming season that needed to be rebuilt.
“We believe we are on track with the changes we have made so far in the coaching and technical department after a challenging season domestically,”
“We believe he will be able to work within our current setup and will use the time to understand some of the players he’s not familiar with.”Asserted Motaung.
On the 19th and 26th of June, the 67-year-old will sail against Wydad Athletic Club, a two-time winner in Morocco, in a difficult Champions League semi-final.
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