Kelantan head coach Peter Butler is set to sensationally leave his post, possibly just before the finish of the month, ESPNSTAR.my has been told.
News of Butler’s possible exit came just hours ahead of Tuesday’s away game at Selangor, and it is understood that despite a talented Kelantan side flying substantial in the Malaysia Super League table, Butler will step down sooner instead than later on since of distinctions with the club’s hierarchy.
Sources in Kelantan have revealed that Butler, who is in his 2nd stint with the club, is deeply unhappy with the degree of interference from Kelantan Football Association president Tan Sri Annuar Musa, a state of affairs which has observed Annuar – with out consulting Butler – take on the responsibility of signing and deregistering all foreign players.
Annuar, at the moment the Football Association of Malaysia vice president, is also believed to want a bigger say in team selection, with insiders saying that the only way he could assume that part would be if Butler left the club.
Final Updated: Tue, Feb 14, 2012 15:11 hrs
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Lee Westwood left nobody in any doubt about how disgusted he was by his last-round show at the Dubai Desert Classic.
Westwood chose not to speak to reporters immediately following suffering a surprise a single-shot defeat to Spain’s Rafael Cabrera-Bello.
But on on Monday morning he declared his “16-hour sulk” above and said: “Nicely tossed that one away nicely! Carnage on the greens! Managed not to break or smash anything post round!
“Waved the putter at it 33 occasions. Not even excellent adequate for the monthly medal with kind like that.
Former Queensland pacer Joe Dawes will take above as India’s bowling coach following Eric Simons’ tenure comes to an end at the completion of the ongoing tour of Australia.
“Joe Dawes has been appointed the Bowling Coach of the Indian group, for a period of two a long time,” BCCI secretary Sanjay Jagdale mentioned in a statement.
A right-arm paceman, Dawes represented Queensland in Australia’s domestic circuit in the late 1990s and early 2000s.
The 41-year-old got into coaching subsequently and is Queensland Cricket’s player skilled development manager.
Updated Feb. 13
I can not retain track of the quantity of occasions I’ve desired to give up on the Phoenix Coyotes’ playoff probabilities, only to observe as Dave Tippett’s bunch operates its way back into the postseason image, just as it has done throughout a recent five-game winning streak. And it’s a winning streak against some pretty very good teams, as well.
The Coyotes enter the week in the No. eight spot in the Western Conference following falling toward the bottom of the conference final week, and it keeps alive the probabilities that Tippett can get his team into the playoffs for a 3rd consecutive season, seemingly often overcoming the odds and the less-than-perfect circumstance facing them in Phoenix.
The long list of odds constantly stacked against was produced longer this season when the club had to replace goaltender Ilya Bryzgalov, one of the most significant components of their achievement over the previous two years. They went into the season with Mike Smith, a cost-free agent signed away from the Tampa Bay Lightning more than the summer, as their No. one goalie.
Ricki Herbert has signed a new deal to stay as New Zealand`s manager through to the end of their 2014 World Cup campaign.
The announcement, made on www.nzfootball.co.nz, marks a second extension considering that the last Planet Cup for Herbert who has held the task since 2005.
“We feel Ricki is the guy to see us through the qualifiers and, if things go to strategy, on to yet another Confederations Cup and Planet Cup,” stated New Zealand Football Chief Executive Grant McKavanagh.
Herbert, whose side went by means of their group at the 2010 Globe Cup unbeaten, has taken charge of 45 matches.