- Former Kaizer Chiefs coach Stuart Baxter's claims of politicking within the club's setup have ruffled a few feathers
- Current head coach Arthur Zwane has hit back about his allegations of backstabbing that the Englishman experienced
- Zwane took over as interim coach after Baxter was shown the door following a string of poor results
Former Kaizer Chiefs coach, Stuart Baxter's words, have had an incendiary effect inside the club.
The Englishman claimed that, among other things, he clashed with sporting director Kaizer Motaung Jr., and was also undermined by what he called "agendas" around him. He was fired in April after Chiefs spluttered and stuttered throughout the 2021/22 campaign, being replaced in the interim by his assistant Arthur Zwane.
Zwane, who has since been appointed as the permanent head coach, was aggravated by these claims, according to The Citizen.
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"He is claiming that we brought him down? He also brought us down. I must admit that I was a little disappointed when I heard that. But to be quite honest, I don’t care. I don’t care simply because we are here in the business of football.
“And when I listened to what was said on radio, (he said that) the problem started when he was sick. So, if I break it down, he (Baxter) is actually exposing himself because that weekend we played against Swallows and I was (also) sick."
Contextually, this was around the late November, early December period last year when a Covid-19 outbreak swept through the club's Naturena stronghold. Baxter suggested that this might have spelt the beginning of the end for him as cracks started showing.
The Amakhosi experienced a sharp decline in form from hereon, which eventually resulted in Baxter's sacking.
Stuart Baxter says he and Kaizer Motaung Jr butted heads at Kaizer Chiefs
Stuart Baxter has lifted the lid on his unsuccessful second stay at Kaizer Chiefs.
As reported by Sports Brief, the Englishman revealed that he and the club's sporting director Kaizer Motaung Jr did not see eye-to-eye.
Baxter alleged that there were agendas within the club, which were going to affect him whether he was on board with them or not.