DURBAN – Stuart Baxter’s next coaching job is likely to be in the highly-lucrative Saudi Arabian league or in China after his expected resignation from his post as Bafana Bafana coach today.
There is also talk of a possible return to SuperSport United, although Matsatsantsa have rubbished those suggestions.
Baxter has called a press conference for today and his employers, Safa, with whom he still has a contract for the next three years are not party to it. The coach will instead address the conference with his agent Steven Kapuleschnik.
Independent Media has learnt from two separate sources - on condition of anonymity - that the former Kaizer Chiefs coach has received offers to coach in Saudi Arabia and China.
“Baxter told me after Afcon (Africa Cup of Nations where he surprisingly led Bafana to the quarter-finals) that he has offers from China and Saudi Arabia. He was still considering those options. That’s why he has taken the decision to leave Bafana because he knows he has offers abroad. There are (local) players he would like to take with him. That’s what he told me,” one source revealed.