Stuart Baxter: Fired again

The Huhkajie’s former commander-in-chief received departure passes from Helsingborg.

Stuart Baxter coached Huuhkaji 2008–2010. JUSSI ESKOLA

Former head coach of the Finnish national football team Stuart Baxter got fired from the helm of the Swedish club Heslingborg IF.

Baxter, 70, started coaching Helsingborg, who play in Superettan, Sweden’s second highest league level, in April. Under his leadership, the team finished 12th in the series, narrowly avoiding the relegation playoffs.

The club announced that it had decided to cooperate with the British manager today, Monday.

Baxter was the head coach of the Finnish A national team from 2008 to 2010.

Baxter’s ragged coaching career has taken him around the world. In February 2021, he was fired from the coach of the Indian Odisha FC after he made a questionable rape comment.

– I don’t know how we get a penalty kick. Our player has to rape someone or be raped to be awarded a penalty, Baxter mused after the match.

Baxter later apologized for what he said.

– I said strange things in a frustrated state of mind. I knew right away that something stupid was going to be said, Baxter told Aftonbladet later.

Baxter’s previous job as coach of the South African Kaizer Chiefs also ended prematurely in 2022.