Kaizer Chiefs Officially Confirm Coach Stuart Baxter’s Return to the Club

Kaizer Chiefs Officially Confirm Coach Stuart Baxter’s Return to the Club

- Kaizer Chiefs have confirmed the return of coach Stuart Baxter to replace Gavin Hunt, who was axed more than a week ago

- Baxter’s arrival comes after massive speculation regarding his future and it's believed he is reportedly earmarked to bring back the glory days at Chiefs

- Briefly News also brings you a number of reactions from social media users who are divided on the latest appointment

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Kaizer Chiefs have announced the appointment of former coach Stuart Baxter to replace Gavin Hunt. Hunt was sacked by the Soweto giants more than a week ago.

The appointment comes after huge speculation regarding the future of the English manager and Baxter returns to Amakhosi for his second stint.

Chiefs confirmed the former SuperSport United mentor's arrival on their official Twitter page on Wednesday afternoon.

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The DStv Premiership side is through to the semi-finals of the CAF Champions League and the former Bafana Bafana mentor is expected to guide the club to the final.

Baxter’s return to the Glamour Boys comes a few days after the club announced the hiring of Molefi Ntseki as the head of technical and youth structures.

Kaizer Chiefs have officially confirmed coach Stuart Baxter’s return to the club. Image: @KaizerChiefs/Twitter
Kaizer Chiefs have officially confirmed coach Stuart Baxter’s return to the club. Image: @KaizerChiefs/Twitter
Source: Twitter

Meanwhile, media reports surfaced that Baxter recommended the former school teacher to the club as the duo previously worked together at the South African Football Association.

The post reads from Chiefs:

"We welcome back one of our own, Coach Stuart Baxter as we embark on the next phase of our journey as Amakhosi. He is introduced by the Head of Technical, Molefi Ntseki who talks to him about being back home."

Mzansi reacts

@Tshepho_Mokhwele said:

“Admin, you forgot to start with Breaking news’? Welcome back, Coach Baxter.”

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@CozminoNtsomi said:

"I'm not gonna lie... I'm not happy about this but I have no choice but to put my faith on him as a fan. Welcome back sir."

@MapfumoWilfred said:

"Now we mean business.Welcome back coach.”

@HlongwaDan said:

"Oksalayo the guy was fired in India for placing a team on a relegation zone, the fact that he won Ligue before that does not mean he will it again the PSL standard has elevated now. Even G Hunt won it before where did he take the team to.”

@Neozar said:

As long as the likes of Parker, Cardoso etc are part of his team, there won't be any changes. And as long as we watch Pirates and Sundowns sign all the good players, there won't be any changes!”

Mngqithi on Hunt's sacking

Looking at other sports stories, Briefly News reported that Mamelodi Sundowns coach Manqoba Mngqithi believes coach Gavin Hunt didn’t fail at Chiefs.

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Mngqithi argues that it was unfortunate for his local counterpart to part ways with the Soweto giants. The Masandawana boss says the former Bidvest Wits manager has enjoyed massive success at Naturena as he managed to lead the club to the semi-finals of the CAF Champions League.

Amakhosi have never qualified for the knockout stages of the continental tournament and the DStv Premiership winner has backed the former defender.

Mngqithi addressed the media:

“All I want to say is Gavin Hunt achieved something that Chiefs have never achieved before and he is out of a job. It is a story about our football. We change because we are emotional at times. Gavin has won four trophies. He plays a certain type of football and he wins trophies with that type of football. Stick with it."

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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