Baxter makes a return to the PSL

By Pheto Ramakobya
27 January 2016

Supersport United has confirmed the departure of head coach Gordon Igesund with immediate effect with former Bafana Bafana and Kaizer Chiefs coach Stuart Baxter taking over as head coach. Igesund and the club agreed upon an early termination following Matsatsantsa advising Gordon that his contract with the club ends at the end of the season with no renewal. The Matsatsantsa a Pitori also confirmed that Stuart Baxter would be brought in to take over the head coach duties for the rest of the season.

Club CEO Stan Matthews expressed his appreciation for Igesund's contribution to the Club saying: "Gordon turned our fortunes around last season and ensured his legacy at the Club because by winning the Telkom Cup we became one of the few clubs in history to win a clean sweep of domestic trophies.

“We will remain appreciative of that as well as for the way he has been as a coach and an ambassador with our stakeholders and sponsors. He is a thorough professional. Unfortunately the results and player performances have not matched our expectations and we felt it fair to tell Gordon early that we are looking to the future for next season and beyond."

With the club at the bottom half of the league table, Can Baxter turn the club’s misfortune around?

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