Stuart Baxter Bio: He is a football manager and former player, who was the head coach of the South African national football team.
on Friday 2 August, he resigned as Bafana Bafana head coach bringing an end to a turbulent second spell in charge of the men’s national team.
|Birth Date||16 August 1953|
|Birth Place||Wolverhampton, United Kingdom|
|Children||Lee Baxter, Sean Baxter, Kelly Baxter, Natalie Baxter|
|Net Worth||Update Soon|
Stuart Baxter Biography
Stuart Baxter was born on 16 August 1953 in Wolverhampton, United Kingdom.
His father Bill Baxter, was a professional footballer.
Stuart initially grew up in England, while his father was coaching at Aston Villa.
before the family moved to Scotland, where Bill had managerial jobs with East Fife and Raith Rovers.
During this time, Stuart was educated at Buckhaven High School in Fife.
As a result of his background, Baxter is variously described as being English, Scottish or an Anglo-Scot in the media.
He has commented on his identity, saying, “If I’m mentioned for a job in Scotland, they call me a Scot.
If I’m mentioned for a job in England, they call me an Englishman. I call myself a European”.
He has also described himself as “a mongrel” and “proud to be British, although I feel more European”.
Baxter began his playing career with Preston North End in 1973.
He joined Scottish club Dundee United on October 1975 but was released the following month after playing only for the reserve team.
He then returned to England with Stockport County. Baxter then moved to Australia, Sweden, and the United States respectively with South Melbourne FC, Helsingborgs IF and San Diego Sockers. His playing career ended in 1983.
Baxter returned to Scandinavia to begin his coaching career; he worked with Örebro SK’s youth team.
In 1986, he was appointed a manager of minor Norwegian side IF Skarp. The following year he landed a larger managerial role with Portuguese team Vitória de Setúbal before returning to Sweden for a three-year stint at Halmstads BK between 1988 and 1991.
In his first year with Halmstad, he guided them to promotion to the Allsvenskan but the club was relegated at the end of his tenure. Baxter moved to Japan to first coach Sanfrecce Hiroshima, between 1992 and 1994, and then Vissel Kobe, in 1997.
He took over as manager of Kobe only days after an earthquake caused devastation in the city and spent two weeks living in a makeshift caravan in the club car park.
Stuart Baxter Wife & Children
He was married to Cecilia Baxter, Baxter has a son, Lee, who is also a former professional football player and now a goalkeeping-coach for Kaizer Chiefs.
Baxter resigns as Bafana Bafana head coach
Stuart Baxter on Friday resigned as Bafana Bafana head coach bringing an end to a turbulent second spell in charge of the men’s national team.
Baxter was appointed on May 4, 2017, and was handed a five-year contract until June 2022 with the mandate of guiding Bafana Bafana to the 2022 Soccer World Cup in Qatar.
— Bafana Bafana (@BafanaBafana) August 2, 2019