After eight months as head coach former Bafana Bafana and Kaizer Chiefs coach Stuart Baxter has left Helsingborgs IF, despite helping the club avoid relegation.
He and the club mutually parted ways on Monday, after they opted not to extend his deal.
Baxter, who was appointed director of football last year, had taken over the head coach role in April and was able to rescue the Superettan team from suffering a second consecutive relegation.
Baxter paid tribute to the fans and players on his exit, and thanked them for their efforts.
“I have gotten to know HIF in a completely different way this year than I did before,” Baxter told the club’s media department.
“When we played the Europa League and cup finals, the atmosphere was one and when a big threat of another relegation was staring us in the face, it was another.
“I got to see the supporters take on a completely different role this year than when we played European matches and finals. They were loyal, showed the way and were a great support when we needed them. It was therefore fitting that in the end it was they who helped us over the line.
“I want to thank all the players, those who supported and everyone who in some way helped us through this tough season.”
Cole Alexander is currently at the club, having been signed by Baxter, but it is unclear if the midfielder will now remain in Sweden
Stuart Baxter is not yet done in coaching as he is set to look for offers that might come for him on the table from clubs even if it is a club from South Africa as long as it is a goof offer.