Stuart Baxter Linked With PSL Return After Former Bafana Bafana Coach Leaves Sweden

Stuart Baxter Linked With PSL Return After Former Bafana Bafana Coach Leaves Sweden

Raphael Abiola
updated at February 13, 2024 at 11:54 AM
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  • Stuart Baxter is back on the market after leaving Superettan side Helsingborgs IF this week
  • The former Bafana Bafana manager spent a few months with the Swedish second-tier side
  • The English manager has since been linked with a move back to the Premier Soccer League

Former South Africa national team coach, Stuart Baxter has been linked with a return to the Premier Soccer League (PSL) after leaving Sweden.

The 70-year-old tactician parted ways with Swedish side, Helsingborgs IF earlier this week. The English manager spent just eight months with the Superettan team and steered them clear of relegation.

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Stuart Baxter during the Absa Premiership match between Ajax Cape Town and Kaizer Chiefs in 2013. Photo: Carl Fourie.
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Baxter's performance was not rewarded by the seven-time Swedish champions, as they opted against giving him a new contract, according to a report by GOAL.

The former Kaizer Chiefs manager is now available in the market and has been linked with a sensational move back to the South African top-tier league.

The ex-Bafana Bafana coach once worked for Kaizer Chiefs and could be back, with the club in search of a new permanent coach since the departure of Molefi Ntseki.

The Glamour Boys might consider Baxter's name, but they are already said to have Benni McCarthy and Pitso Mosimane in their sights to take over.

The former SuperSport United manager led Chiefs to the PSL title in the 2012-13 and 2014-15 seasons and could be the perfect coach to bring back the glory days at the club.

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Motaung gives update on Chiefs' coach hunt

Sports Brief also previously reported on club owner, Dr Kaizer Motaung explaining Chiefs' delay in appointing a new coach amid links with McCarthy and Mosimane.

The head of the club's academy and Mosimane's former assistant, Cavin Johnson has been in charge of the first team on an interim basis since Molefi Ntseki departed.

Motaung told the AmaKhosi fanbase the reason they are yet to name a manager but also urged them to be patient and not expect instant changes with the new coach.

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Raphael Abiola is a Nigerian Sports Journalist with over five years of experience. He obtained a B.Tech degree in Computer Science from the Federal University of Technology, Akure, in 2015.
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