Two weeks after walking away from his managerial post as head coach of Bafana Bafana, Stuart Baxter has since expressed his displeasure following his post-African Cup of Nations report which was leaked to the media.
Baxter took over the Bafana hotseat from Shakes Mashaba in 2016, and still had two years left to run on his SAFA contract.
The Englishman announced his decision to tender his resignation in order to hand over the reins of his job to “someone else who should continue the project”.
Baxter, 65, was left fuming after his report from the tournament was disclosed to the media instead of being kept confidential.
“To have a situation where an employer releases a report that is confidential is very disappointing to say the least. These kind of things shouldn’t happen.
“There are many things in South Africa that are very unique and in the bigger scheme are holding the country back and when you address those things then you get attacked, ” Baxter told SowetanLive.
Baxter was met with heavy criticism from fans and media equally upon his return from the continental showpiece in Egypt after seemingly deploying a defensive approach that saw Bafana only make it to the last eight, where they were booted out of the tournament by old foes Nigeria.