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Baxter still in the running

MARC STRYDOM | 2017-04-21 09:19:13.0
Stuart Baxter during the SuperSport United press conference at PSL Offices on April 20, 2017 in Johannesburg, South Africa.
Image by: Lefty Shivambu/Gallo Images

Stuart Baxter will consider taking the Bafana Bafana coaching position if he is allowed to stay on with Supersport United until the end of the season.

He believes delays to a potential deal that would see him replace sacked Ephraim "Shakes" Mashaba have been partly affected by the recent trips to the US by SA Football Association president Danny Jordaan and CEO Dennis Mumble.

The coach said yesterday Supersport had been in talks with Safa.

"There have been talks ... to see if there is a solution they can both live with, where I would stay at Supersport until the end of the season.

"And at that point where it's all agreed on, then I will make a call."

Baxter insisted he had never held Safa to ransom by demanding a R1-million monthly salary, or that his son, Lee, be Bafana goalkeeper coach. "Nonsense," he said.

"I can categorically - hand on heart, with witnesses, because there have been people at every conversation - say that for the salary, I have never heard that number.

"Any number that I have heard has been millions less than that.

"And in terms of members of staff, my son has never been mentioned.

"But because I know the fear of nepotism, I never mentioned him."

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