Stuart Baxter had been without a job since he was fired from Odisha FC in India. He made insensitive comments relating to sexual misconduct, and was fired immediately.
In addition to these comments, Baxter had been doing a poor job for Odisha. They lost several matches.
Baxter addressed this issue, before proceeding with his duties.
“Given the unfortunate nature of my exit from India and the unfortunate comments.” Baxter told the media.
“To be very honest, stupid comments that I made, I felt strongly that I needed to make another apology before recommencing my work in South Africa.
“Anything that I said that offended anybody, I humbly apologise. I know that it is a heinous crime that it looked like I made light of, but I was not.
“That was absolutely not my intention. That does not reflect of me as a person.
“But I do know that many were upset and for that I am truly sorry. In the future there will not be an issue with me making such clumsy, insensitive, and downright stupid comments.
“I really hope that anyone who is offended by my insensitive words will accept this really heartfelt apology,” Baxter stressed.
After Baxter was fired by Odisha FC, there were noises of him being banned from ever coaching in South Africa again. SAFA did not promise to fulfil this.
He was expected to receive the same treatment as Luc Eymael, who has been banned by several associations from coaching in Africa again. Stuart Baxter Apologises For Expletive Comments Made In India!