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Kaizer – Why Chiefs Re-Signed Baxter

Kaizer Chiefs chairman Kaizer Motaung has explained why Amakhosi re-signed Stuart Baxter to replace Gavin Hunt.

The Glamour Baxter announced on Wednesday that Baxter would return to Naturena for a second stint after lifting four trophies between 2012 and 2015.

Motaung revealed that the club’s management believes baxter suits Chiefs philosophy and culture.

“We believe we are on track with the changes we have made so far in the coaching and technical department after a challenging season domestically,” said the chairman. 

“After extensive reviews and consultations, we decided to appoint Stuart because we believe he is one coach who understands our philosophy and culture. 

“We know his work ethic and believe he will work with the team we have at the moment while trying to rebuild and ensure we have a formidable side for the new season.”

Motaung also insisted that Baxter needs to be given time after not having a proper pre-season with Hunt due to Covid-19.

“It has been six years since Stuartleft Chiefs after winning the league trophy in 2015, but he departed on good terms and remains a well-liked figure by many supporters, colleagues and some of the players he coached at the time. 

“We believe he will be able to work within our current set up and will use the time to understand some of the players he’s not familiar with.

“We need the coach to have enough time and prepare adequately for the new season. We did not have a decent pre-season due to Covid-19 and other factors last season, so we hope to use the CAF Champions League journey as a part of our preparation while trying to do well in the competition. 

“It won’t be easy, but we believe the team and the technical staff around him will help with the transition.”

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