Former Kaizer Chiefs coach Stuart Baxter seals move back to former club

Stuart Baxter
Stuart Baxter

Stuart Baxter has taken up his latest appointment in Europe since his sacking by Kaizer Chiefs in April.

Baxter has been named as the technical advisor at Swedish second tier club Helsingborgs IF in a raft of appointments made by the club who were relegated from the top division this year.

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The 69-year-old has been named amongst a sports group who according to the club will be tasked with working with the structure of the men’s squad, academy, scouting and recruitment strategy as well as follow-up of both the game idea and game system, the HIF culture, and the five-year plan.

Five other appointments have been made by the club including former Sweden international (88 caps) Andreas Granqvist as sports manager after his retirement last year. 

"We are happy to bring Stuart Baxter into the association again.

"With his great experience and HIF heart, he will help us on the journey towards the sporting results we want to achieve and the association we want to be," says HIF’s manager Granqvist on the club website.

Baxter was sacked by Chiefs in April after being in charge for just under a season in his second stint which didn’t match up to his first when he won four trophies in three years.

He remains the last coach to win silverware for AmaKhosi which was in May 2015 and returns to Helsingborg after having coached them in 2006/07.

His son, Lee, who was also formerly with Chiefs as a goalkeeper coach, also returned to Swedish club IFK Gotheborg last month to take up the same post.

Lee’s previous stint with Gotheborg was a player in 2004 and spent the past four years at Chiefs.

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