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NEWS: Baxter heading to AmaZulu?

AmaZulu interim coach Brandon Truter has confirmed that the club are looking to bring in former Kaizer Chiefs Stuart Baxter as permanent coach.

Stuart Baxter
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AmaZulu interim coach Brandon Truter has confirmed that the club are looking to bring in former Kaizer Chiefs Stuart Baxter as permanent coach.

Stuart Baxter heading to AmaZulu?

Baxter was sacked by Chiefs last month and brings a wealth of experience having also coached Bafana Bafana and SuperSport United. The 60-year-old has won the league twice, the Nedbank Cup three times and the MTN8 once.

Baxter, Steve Komphela and Kaitano Tembo have also been linked with the AmaZulu top job in recent days and Truter confirmed the former is being courted by Usuthu.

“I see Stuart Baxter is also on the list (for the coaching post),” Truter said speaking to the Daily Sun.

“I’m having constant discussions with the president on pre-season and what [players] we should like to keep and players we want to bring in for next season.

“But in football only when you put on paper then it is a done deal. But the president is a man of his word and a man of integrity. So we are leaning towards that (of planning for next season), but I’ve been in football for too long I count my chickens before they hatch.”

Truter is open to the idea of working as Baxter’s assistant and hailed the Sundowns coaching trio of Rulani Mokwena, Manqoba Mngqithi and Komphela for the way they are able to work together effectively.

“Let’s cross that bridge when we get there. I admire the Mamelodi Sundowns co-coaches of Rhulani Mokwena, Manqoba Mngqithi and (senior coach) Steve Komphela,” he said.

“They have found harmony with one another. I also admire the coaches at Orlando Pirates, but you need to find harmony.

“Once you bring in two contrasting styles of play, you will have a team that is confused and once you have two contrasting ideas, you will have coaches who don’t see eye to eye.”

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