Baxter tasked with youth development

Stuart Baxter has extended his contract with Kaizer Chiefs for a further two years.

‪Kaizer Chiefs ‬coach Stuart Baxter. Picture: Taurai Maduna/EWN

JOHANNESBURG - Kaizer Chiefs manager Bobby Moutang says coach Stuart Baxter is expected to keep to his coaching style to produce attractive soccer and keep an eye on youth development as the season progresses.

The British-born coach has recently agreed terms with the club to extend his contract for a further two years.

"Kaizer Chiefs operate differently; obviously you want to win the league and win trophies. There are goals that we are targeting but most of all we are looking at the type of football we want to play, the youth academy in terms of the productivity and the development of players, which is the main focus for us," says Moutang.

Severe criticism has been leveled against Baxter's team after their poor start in defending the ABSA Premiership title.

The Amakhosi lie in fifth position after six games, with 11 points.

Chiefs travel to Durban on 22 October to play Golden Arrows before heading back to Johannesburg for their much-anticipated derby match against Orlando Pirates on 26 October at Soccer City.