Nov 29, 2021

BREAKING NEWS: Baxter Signs A Two-year Contract At Kaizer Chiefs

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The Enlgishman is back in South Africa, two years after he left his role as the national team tactician

FILE PHOTO: Stuart Baxter shake hands with Kaizer Chiefs Chairman, Kaizer Motaung, has agreed to a two-year contract with an option to have it extended by another two seasons. PICTURE: Kaizer Chiefs/Twitter

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JOHANNESBURG: Since the departure of the Englishman, Chiefs have been unable to challenge for trophies.

The Enlgishman is back in South Africa, two years after he left his role as the national team tactician

Kaizer Chiefs have announced the appointment of Stuart Baxter as a coach, replacing Gavin Hunt who was fired almost two weeks ago

Baxter was reported to have agreed to rejoin Amakhosi and was set to be unveiled to the public before the end of the week.

Baxter previously coached Chiefs in a successful three-year stint, leading the club to two league titles, the Nedbank Cup and one MTN 8 tournament success.

Since the departure of the Englishman, Chiefs have been unable to challenge for trophies.

Baxter will be assisted by Arthur Zwane and Dillon Sheppard who were interim co-coaches after being part of Hunt’s backroom staff.

He was controversially sacked by Indian Super League club Odisha FC in February after claiming that his players “would have to rape someone or get raped himself if he was going to get a penalty.

The 67-year-old Baxter has coached more than 17 different teams in a coaching career that spans 36-years. He is well-travelled, having coached in his native England, South Africa, Portugal, Sweden, Japan, Turkey, and India.

First on the Englishman’s schedule will be Amakhosi’s trip to Morocco to take Wydad Casablanca in a Caf Champions League, semi-final, First leg match on June 19.

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