The report comes after a disappointing 1-0 defeat to SuperSport United on Saturday night, which led to the fans chanting “Baxter must Go!”
Baxter seemingly did not appreciate the reception from the returning supporters, hitting back during his post-match press conference,
“I don’t have any message to the fans, because if they want me to go, I will go. If the chairman (Kaizer Motaung) says to me, ‘Stuart, I don’t think you are doing a good job’, then I will walk.
I’ve got no problem doing that. I will walk myself if I don’t think I’m positively affecting the team, I will walk. No problem,” Baxter said.
The announcement of the coach’s departure is said to have come from the team sporting director, Kaizer Motaung Jr.
It is speculated that Arthur Zwane as well as co-assistant coach Dillion Sheppard will be the ones to take charge of the team for at least the rest of the season.
The Glamour Boys are relatively having a frustrating season, having won 11 times in 23 matches with 39-points, and currently occupy position 4 in the DSTv Premiership log standings.
The 68-year-old- made his return to Naturena after a successful tenure with the club between 2012 – and 2015, winning two league titles as well as two domestic cups and resigning shortly thereafter.
He had initially signed a contract until 2023 with an option to renew for an additional two years, however, that seems to have come to an end.
Amakhosi are yet to make an official announcement today.
Thanks to this guy Stuart Baxter is fired because Keizer Chiefs took the threat seriously 😂😂😂🤞🏽 pic.twitter.com/jYkaDWtuap
— #ChasingTheDream🙇🏻♂️ (@SdizoRSA) April 21, 2022