Ertugral says Baxter's move to Turkey was naive

The former Chiefs coach was fired after just two games in charge at Genclerbirligi.

Former Kaizer Chiefs coach Stuart Baxter. Picture: AFP.

CAPE TOWN - Muhsin Ertugral says Stuart Baxter's move to Turkey was a naive one. Baxter left Kaizer Chiefs after they won the PSL title and joined Turkish side Genclerbirligi.

However, he ended up being fired after just two games in charge, losing 3-2 to Rizespor and going down 3-1 to Antalyaspor.

Ertugral, who also has coached in his native country of Turkey, says the demand from club bosses is relentless.

Upon Baxter's appointment at Genclerbirligi, Ertugral issued a stern warning that Baxter would find it hard to survive with teams that had a habit of firing up to two coaches a season.

Baxter spent three years at Chiefs, his longest position since 1988, when he coached Swedish club Halmstads BK between 1988 and 1991.

He has not been at a club for more that three years, either as a manager or a player.