Liberia coach departure threatens to derail Lone Stars’ rebuilding project

Liberia national team coach, Peter James Butler could be on his way to the Middle East, with information reaching PanAfrican Football that he is being courted by a Saudi Arabia club.

Butler is left with just five months on his contract with Liberia. The former Botswana coach had his contract extended by a year last August.

A source told PanAfrican Football that it was highly possible that the former Botswana coach will pack his bags and head to the Middle East before the end of the year.

“There’s interest in him from Saudi Arabia but obviously it’ll depend on what happens with Liberia since his contract comes to an end in August this year, ” the source said.

Butler took on the role in August 2019 and will guide the Lone Stars in the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 qualifiers in June.

Butler has been on a mission to rebuild the Lone Stars and some of the building blocks he is using are being tempted by European countries.

Several young, top talents from the west African country had to leave the country fleeing unrest with their parents and are scattered across Scandinavian countries.

Leeds United’s Nohan Kenneh, Inaki Williams of Atletico Bilbao, Bournemouth starlet Christian Saydee and Mustapha Fofana of Norway’s Strømsgodset FC are some of the young talents Butler was hoping to convince to switch allegiance.


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