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Butcher New Philippines Coach
Friday, 15th Jun 2018 09:19

Blues legend Terry Butcher has been named the head coach of the Philippines on a two-year deal.

Butcher has been out of a management job since being sacked by Newport County in 2015 and he admits he hasn’t had too many offers since then.

"Becoming a national team coach is the next step for me," the 59-year-old, who is working as a pundit for Five Live at the World Cup before taking charge in August, told BBC Sport.

"People asked me whether I'd fallen out of love with the game but it felt more like the game had fallen out of love with me.

"I've enjoyed my punditry work, personal appearances and after-dinner speaking but there's nothing like getting back in the dugout.

"I know what it takes to play for your country and want to impart that knowledge on my players.”

Former England captain Butcher won 77 full caps and scored three international goals. The Philippines are currently ranked 115th in the world.

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JackSted added 09:21 - Jun 15
lol what?

SamWhiteUK added 09:27 - Jun 15
"Becoming a national team coach is the next step for me"

The Philippines? Next step? I suppose he was only at Newport. Maybe the step after is a half decent club

msnow added 09:33 - Jun 15
Good luck butch you are still on of the greats of town all the best mate !!

BlueandTruesince82 added 09:46 - Jun 15
One of mates bumped into Terry at a lap dancing club in Warsaw....

Reckon the Phillipines will suit him nicely

shefkuqi32 added 10:00 - Jun 15
Met on the first academy cycle ride to Amsterdam, one of the nicest men I've ever met.
Wish him all the best! True football gentleman.

northernblues added 10:38 - Jun 15
If you need a number 2 butch I maybe available!!!

Bluedandy added 10:50 - Jun 15
Absolute club legend ... loyalty to a declining Ipswich Town in the 1980s was titanic ... loves our club with heart and soul ... deserves total respect rather than idiotic put-downs from keyboard nobodies.

wellhungphil added 10:52 - Jun 15
We'll regret not hiring him as boss when the Philippines win World Cup 2022 on a sun-splitting December day in 2021!

Best of luck Terry!

Millsey added 10:57 - Jun 15
Best of luck Terry 👍

intercept12 added 11:06 - Jun 15
That headline sounds threatening if you interpret it differently

BlueandTruesince82 added 11:21 - Jun 15
Quite right Andy can we all please check our sense of humour at the door.

I will not have jokes!

Bildestoned added 11:53 - Jun 15
I look forward to other sacked managers saying '..... international management was the next step for me...'. Hang on. Let me just check out our England manager!'

MVBlue added 11:58 - Jun 15
Its snippets like that which make me love this site

Hoppyd123 added 12:15 - Jun 15
Best of luck terry!! It was nice having you legends at pr last season will miss the fact you wont be there with burley/wark

bobble added 12:35 - Jun 15
best country and nicest people in the world, well done to him, i spent a couple of months there a few years back and it was something i will remember forever(apart from the food)

LWNR2013 added 14:16 - Jun 15
Good luck

liam88 added 14:42 - Jun 15
Up voted Sam white by mistake
Down vote if anything

mick1967 added 15:01 - Jun 15
all the best terry

warktheline added 17:02 - Jun 15
Always wish the best towards Ipswich legends. Good to see you're back doing something you enjoy! Top man 👍

blueboy1981 added 19:20 - Jun 15
......... typical posts from keyboard juvenile numpties who have no respect for Club Legends - anyone who has such disrespect for Terry Butcher should hang their heads in shame.

AND STAY OF THIS FORUM - which could well do without such people.

Best Wishes Terry - if there is such a thing as justice, you will be successful.

BlueandTruesince82 added 20:41 - Jun 15
Aaayyyyyyeeeeeee dont belive it

jas0999 added 20:42 - Jun 15
Good news. Best of luck to him.

Jonnosdreadlocks added 21:43 - Jun 15
Good luck Butch. Sorry you aren't at the helm with Burley at ITFC.

Steelmonkey added 07:58 - Jun 16
Good luck Terry in this your next venture, wish we had a centre back of your caliber at the club still.

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