MANILA, Philippines – Former England national team player Terry Butcher will officially take the reins of the Phillippine football team as the Azkals gear up for the 2019 Asian Cup and 2018 Suzuki Cup.
The Englishman was among the coaching candidates considered by the Azkals management to replace Thomas Dooley. (READ: Former England player 'considered' for Azkals coaching job)
The former centerback looks to pass on to the Filipinos the experiences he gained from a decorated playing career, which included 3 FIFA World Cup stints.
This will be Butcher’s first job since 2015 when he was sacked from Newport County FC.
In his managerial career, Butcher's best stint was with Scottish club Inverness Caledonian Thistle, which he led to the top of the Scottish First Division. He bagged two Irn Bru Manager of the Month awards and was shortlisted for the PFA Scotland Manager of the Year. – Rappler.com
More commonly known as “Bee”, Beatrice is a multimedia sports reporter for Rappler, who covers Phillippine sports governance, national teams, football and the UAAP. Stay tuned for her news and features on Philippine sports and videos like the Rappler Athlete’s Corner and Rappler Sports Timeout.