Sunday, 26 February 2012

Kelantan FA wants to settle problems with coach Peter Butler

The Kelantan FA (KAFA) wants chief coach Peter Butler, who is in Kuala Lumpur, to return to Kota Baru and settle his problems with the management.

KAFA president Tan Sri Annuar Musa said it was important  for Butler, who left Kota Baru after the FA Cup match against Sarawak last week, to return  immediately.

"We have been in contact regularly through the phone and text messages but this is not enough.

We want him to come back and thrash out the problems with the management committee.

"He should voice out his dissatisfaction openly so that we can solve the problem. We are  presently at an important stage where the AFC Cup is starting soon, the league is almost midway and the FA Cup just past the first round.

"We do not want the team to be bogged down by all these problems which might affect their performance," said Annuar after the announcement of a sponsorship  to the tune of about RM200,000 from Mamee-Double Decker to KAFA.

Butler claimed that he was suspended for three weeks following his outburst over the management's interference in the hiring of foreign players but KAFA said he was merely 'rested' until all problems surrounding the English coach were resolved.

Annuar  declined to confirm that Bojan Hodak, the former UPB-MyTeam coach who was brought in to head KAFA's football academy this week, will replace Butler if he was to tender  his resignation.

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