The South African Football Association (SAFA) National Executive Committee will meet on Saturday to begin the process of finding a new coach for the national soccer team. Stuart Baxter announced his resignation on Friday morning, saying he feels it’s time for someone else to continue taking the team forward.
He says he is not getting any money from SAFA, despite the fact that his contract as Bafana Bafana coach had three years still to run. He also says he’s had several offers from other teams and has not made any decisions with regards to his future.
Baxter says he feels that he succeeded in the first two phases of his plan in rebuilding the squad and achieving something at the African Cup of Nations.
“Phase three would be to gain momentum. And I believe this squad is now in a position to do that with the introduction of a few younger players who have been identified from the younger squads. And phase four was obviously to make an impact at the World Cup. I do, however, feel that someone else should continue with this project, and therefore, I shall be resigning from my position as head national coach with SAFA,” says Baxter.
Watch video of Baxter’s resignation: