Stuart Baxter’s representative, Steve Kapeluschnik, says that the coach’s new Kaizer Chiefs contract is close to being finalised.
Speculation surrounding Baxter’s future has been rife in recent weeks, with reports stating that his signing of a new two-year deal was imminent.
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There was then a hold up in talks that delayed the signing of the deal, and it became questionable whether he would be signing a new deal or not.
However, it now seems that the involved parties have come to an agreement over Baxter’s new deal, with the contract being agreed ‘in principal’.
Speaking to the Siya crew, Kapeluschnik said, “It’s been a long and complicated process, we’re nearly there and the contract has been agreed in principal, but nothing has been signed.”
Baxter’s first season at Naturena saw him lead the Amakhosi to a league and cup double, and while they currently sit in second place on the PSL table, it’s not been a successful campaign for them up until now.
The Englishman's contract is currently set to expire in June, however Chiefs are eager to make sure they keep him at Naturena.