Scots manager Stuart Baxter takes up reins at South African club SuperSport United



Stuart Baxter has returned to South Africa to take charge of top-flight club SuperSport United.

The Scots manger, who has previously led the Kazier Chiefs to two league titles, will officially assume control of the team on Monday after losing his job at Turkish outfit Genclerbirligi last August.

Baxter was axed after two games in Turkey

Baxter was targeted by Celtic in 2010 for an advisory role alongside then manager Neil Lennon but the Hoops were forced to call off their pursuit of the experienced coach.

The 62-year-old was in charge of the Finish national team at the time has also managed in Sweden.

Baxter said: “I have loved working in South Africa and when my agent Steve Kapelushnick informed me of the interest from SuperSport, I was really excited to be coming back home and to work for a brand that has quickly established itself as a strong force in the Premier Soccer League.

“SuperSport United is a dynamic and an ambitious club with a fantastic track record from their first team to the academy and the overall professional way the club is run. I’m looking forward to the challenge.”