Lone Star coach, Peter Butler has disclosed that Monday’s Nations Cup qualifier between Liberia and Morocco at the Mohammed V Stadium in Casablanca, Morocco could be his last game in charge of the national team.
The Englishman hailed Liberia’s Chief Patron of Sports President George Weah for being truthful to his promise to pay his salary.
Butler also thanked LFA president Mustapha Raji, for giving him the opportunity to coach the Lone Star.
Butler, who signed a contract to coach the Liberian national team on August 21, 2019, made the disclosure in Casablanca in an interview with KMTV.
“This may be my last game. The people of Liberia are fantastic; they have been very supportive of me. The President His Excellency has been real to me. He promised he would pay me every month. He’s paying me every month”.
“The Chief Controller at NPA has really been true to his words. He guaranteed me you will be paid on time and he’s paying me on time and I fully respect that. I’m thankful to Mustapha Raji for giving me the opportunity to represent the Lone Star.
I’m very respectful of the people at LFA and the Government. They have been very supportive. I stay in His Excellency’s compound and the people there come and discuss football with me,” the former West Ham United midfielder said.
The 55-year-old said he’s only contracted for the 13 June 2022 game, the reason being his current contract as coach of Lone Star runs until the end of August 22. Lone Star’s next match in the 2023 AFCON qualification is next September.
“Listen, my contract finishes in August. I’m only contracted for this game. Whatever comes after this, I have no idea. I have absolutely no idea.
“I’m contracted until the end of August. I have been professional from the day I walked through the front door and I’ll remain as professional as possible until I walk back through the front door.
Butler, who previously coached the Botswana national team said, working in Liberia has been extremely challenging. He wished his successor good luck and hoped that the next Lone Star coach will build on the foundation he and others had before he started.
“I have to go and see my family. My daughter is not very well. We haven’t seen for a long.
“I have been residing in Liberia. I’m not like many other international coaches who came to Liberia and then in and out for international fixtures. I devoted my time and sacrificed my family life for Liberia. I have no problem with that.
“I will leave here and I want to wish the next person the best of luck. It has been a wonderful experience extremely challenging,” Lone Star Coach Peter Butler.