Baxter’s previous record
A glance at Stuart Baxter’s first spell in charge of the South African national team: TENURE: May 2004 to November 2005 PREDECESSOR: Styles Phumo SUCCESSOR: Ted Dimitru GAMES: 23 WINS: 10 DRAWS: 6 LOSSES: 7 GOALS FOR: 35 GOALS AGAINST: 35
Baxter led Bafana in the 2005 Concacaf Gold Cup, going unbeaten in the group stages after beating Mexico 2-1 in their opening encounter before bowing out in the quarter-finals via penalty shootout after a 1-1 draw with Panama. He also secured a first-ever win for Bafana over Nigeria in the 2004 Mandela Challenge, while also guiding South Africa to a friendly away win over Tunisia.
Failed to qualify for the 2006 World Cup, ending third in their qualifying group behind Ghana and the Democratic Republic of Congo. He failed to win any of his last nine matches at the helm, leading to his dismissal after defeat to Senegal in November 2005.