Stuart Baxter has left his position as coach of the Bafana Bafana of South Africa.
The Englishman said it was time to move, with the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations and World Cup qualifiers ahead.
Baxter’s second spell in charge of the team ends just weeks after South Africa reached the quarter-finals of the recently concluded tournament in Egypt.
“I feel it’s time for someone else to take over and I have decided to resign from my position. It is my personal decision,” he explained.
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“Going to Afcon, this squad had not lost in a year, something that was not easy considering we were introducing new players.
“I’ve chosen not to point fingers and I will refrain from that. Choosing not to answer some misleading media coverage is something that’s also hard to do.”
Bafana Bafana scraped into the last 16, despite losing two of their three group matches.
The team eliminated hosts, Egypt, 1-0 in the second round, but lost 2-1 to the Super Eagles of Nigeria in the last eight.
Baxter won 14 of 30 matches in his second stint, with six draws and losing 10 matches.
He is now the ninth coach to leave his job, or fired after the tournament.