Stuart Baxter ‘to leave Helsingborg’

Swedish football club Helsingborg's British manager Stuart Baxter has quit the club in protest at how the board is running the club, according to reports.

Baxter, who first joined Helsingborgs IF as a player in 1981 and who is a former coach of the South African national team, is reported by Helsingborgs Dagblad to have resigned following his club’s 2-1 defeat to Bordeaux.

According to the paper’s sources, Baxter told club chairman Sten-Inge Fredin of his decision straight after the defeat. He was saying little to reporters as the match ended.

“We will have a meeting tomorrow morning, and I can’t say more right now,” he told Helsingborgs Dagblad.

Fredin and other officials at the club were also saying little, neither confirming nor denying the reports.

Baxter’s tenure at Helsingborgs IF saw him negotiate the return of local hero Henrik Larsson, which was largely credited to the close bond between the two. Helsingborgs Dagblad says that Baxter’s reported departure could affect Larsson’s future at the club.