Baxter – Why I Won’t Promise Trophies
Kaizer Chiefs coach Stuart Baxter has revealed why he won’t guarantee to lift silverware in his first campaign but he did reveal what he can promise the fans.
The Englishman has given some insight into how he wants to approach his second reign at Naturena, saying he won’t promise trophies.
However, he wants to make sure that he will prepare his players as best as possible and his team will give it their all, which in return will hopefully lead the club back to silverware.
“As a coach, you will be very careful making hot air type of promises, you know, just to stir up enthusiasm,” he told reporters.
“Kaizer Chiefs have not won won anything for a long time, they’ve been close but they’ve not won anything.
“When I when I first came, it was the same sort of situation. Now, I didn’t promise that we’d win anything the first year that I was at the club, and I won’t promise that now.
“Because those sorts of over optimistic promises some way put pressure on these players that are going to have to deliver that.
“What I will promise, I will promise the work that we do here at Naturena will prepare the soldiers for battle. And when we go into battle, I will promise that we will not sell ourselves cheaply. So that will be a promise. All right.
“Now hopefully that will lead to good results, confidence in the group, belief in what we’re doing. And that will fuel the better results. And we will then kick on and then we will start to bring some pride to the supporters, pride to the players.
“And I’m not saying it’s not been done before but it’s what needs to be done, if we’re going to have the sorts of results that will lead to pick up some silverware.”