Stuart Baxter is set to be unveiled as the new Kaizer Chiefs coach this week after agreeing to re-join the club for a second stint on a three-year deal from next season.
According to reports from the South African on Monday night, “it’s a done deal” for the English-born former Bafana Bafana boss.
A source confirmed the news, saying. “He [Baxter] has signed a three-year deal with Chiefs. His unveiling is imminent. He will be announced before the end of the week.”
Baxter left Chiefs in 2015 after delivering two league titles and two domestic trophies, the Nedbank Cup and MTN8, in just three seasons.
Baxter is now set to replace Gavin Hunt who was fired by Chiefs with two matches to spare in the league, before interim coaches Arthur Zwane and Dillion Sheppard led Amakhosi to a top-eight finish after back-to-back wins over Golden Arrows and TS Galaxy.
His first assignment will be to guide Chiefs past Wydad Casablanca in the two-legged semifinal of the Caf Champions League.