SuperSport United has confirmed the parting of ways with coach Gordon Igesund with immediate effect with former Bafana Bafana and Kaizer Chiefs coach Stuart Baxter taking over.
The following statement was released on the SuperSport.com website:
The parties agreed to an early termination following Matsatsantsa advising Igesund that his contract, which expires at the end of the season, would not be renewed.
Matsatsantsa also confirmed that former Bafana Bafana and Kaizer Chiefs coach Stuart Baxter would be brought in to replace Igesund. Baxter will be taking up his coaching duties pending the finalization of his work permit and current assistant coach Kaitano Tembo and Academy Technical Director Kwanele Kopo will take interim charge of the team until Baxter is cleared for duty. Both Tembo and Kopo will remain as assistant coaches until the end of the season.
Baxter guided Kaizer Chiefs to two league titles in three seasons and also added the Nedbank Cup and MTN 8 to the Amakhosi trophy cabinet.