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Baxter - 'Don't get it twisted'

Bafana Bafana coach Stuart Baxter says he has 'no problems losing his job' after reports suggested he was 'desperate' to keep hold of his post.

The Bafana tactician was quizzed on his future upon arrival back in South Africa after his side were knocked out at the quarter-final stage of the Africa Cup of Nations by Nigeria.

Having scored just three goals in five matches at the tournament, Bafana came under fire for a lack of cutting edge in attack, with fingers pointed at Baxter for the conservative style of play he employed.

“I’ve got no problems losing this job," said Baxter.

"Don’t confuse me with a coach that’s desperate for a job. I’ve turned down a job this week with another African nation, I’ve turned down a job last week with the Saudi. I’ve turned down jobs in Asia, I’ve turned down jobs in South Africa to stay with this team. I’m not desperate.

"I stay and do the job because I want to do it and I think I can take the team forward. The second I don’t I’ll leave. Now don’t confuse with a desperate coach who will say ‘oh please don’t sack me’. I’ll do this job because I thought this national team needed direction and I think I’ve given it the first stage of that direction."