Eric Tinkler Cape Town City

Thanks to an injury-time equaliser by Royal AM, Cape Town City FC have qualified for next season’s CAF Champions League. Photo: Muzi Ntombela/Sports Inc

Junior Khanye preferred ex-Orlando Pirates man to coach Kaizer Chiefs

Kaizer Chiefs should not have brought back Stuart Baxter as their head coach, and that’s according to former winger Junior Khanye.

Eric Tinkler Cape Town City

Thanks to an injury-time equaliser by Royal AM, Cape Town City FC have qualified for next season’s CAF Champions League. Photo: Muzi Ntombela/Sports Inc

Kaizer Chiefs should not have brought back Stuart Baxter as their head coach, and that’s according to former winger Junior Khanye.

Khanye doesn’t think Baxter is the right man to take Amakhosi forward, and it is for this reason he would have liked to see former Orlando Pirates coach Eric Tinkler replace Gavin Hunt at Naturena.

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Tinkler was unemployed for months after being sacked by Maritzburg United last season, and Khanye feels Chiefs had an opportunity to hire him before Cape Town City snatched him on a four-year deal.

“When it comes to the head coach, Kaizer Chiefs had a chance to speak to Eric Tinkler before he joined Cape Town City,” Khanye told iDiski Times.

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Furthermore, Khanye said Dan Maselela, who parted ways with Chippa United in April, would have been an ideal assistant to Tinkler at Chiefs.

Khanye strongly believes the duo would have returned Chiefs to their former glory days after going six years without a major trophy.

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“He would have been a perfect choice for Chiefs with an assistant coach like Dan Malesela,” he added.  

“They would have lifted this club and brought it back to its former glory,” concluded Khanye.

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Baxter isn’t new to Chiefs as he’s the last coach to win trophies with them before his departure to Turkey in 2015.

At the time, the now 67-year-old delivered two league titles, the MTN8 and the Nedbank Cup as Chiefs dominated on the domestic front alongside Mamelodi Sundowns.

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