Coach Cooper would probably be a candidate. He has been in Asia for awhile and is aware of the Philippine national team situation. He also has a better track record as a coach than Butcher(who has been away from coaching for awhile) anyway.
Coach Cooper is a good substitute. He already has experience coaching in Asia and is highly regarded over there.
His record at Buriram United in Thailand was impressive acc. to wikipedia
"On his arrival at Buriram United Cooper found the club in third place of the Thai Premier League, five points adrift of the league leaders. Under Cooper's managerial reign, Buriram were unbeaten in the Thai Premier League, AFC Champions League, Thai FA Cup and Thai League Cup.
Buriram United won 23 out of 29 matches, drawing five and losing only once under Cooper. The club won all their away games at the top four Thai clubs during the season. Named "Manager of the Month" in June 2013, Cooper has led Buriram United to the top 10 club rankings in Asia, creating history for the Thai club in the process. Under Cooper's tutelage, Buriram on an average scored 3.1 goals per game whilst conceding 0.75 goals per game.
Cooper also had a major influence on developing Thai players in his squad, as nine Thai players were called up to the national team."
Coach Cooper would probably be a candidate. He has been in Asia for awhile and is aware of the Philippine national team situation and probably won't be discouraged by the lack of professionalism, commitment and preparation showed by the PFF with their national youth teams. He also has a better track record as a coach than Butcher(who has been away from coaching for awhile) anyway.
I agree with this. Cooper should handle the reins. His experience may not be much but I think he could add discipline and the much needed cohesion.
A shocking news knowing that the prep for two international tourneys are starting next month and management-wise, they're back to square one.
"According to BTSports Freelance Sports Broadcaster, Emma Dodds, "Terry Butcher left his role as Philippines Head Coach saying he does not believe the right system is in place for the country to be successful."
Why would Terry Butcher take the job, and then quit soon after because he found out that the right system is not in place? If he was serious about the position, he should've done his due diligence of researching the position before accepting it, just like any high level prospective employee would. He pretty much wasted everybody's time on this. He should've done his homework, talked to the management and asked for time to learn about them before accepting the position. Finding out about the system shouldn't be difficult to do, and why he didn't do so is an indictment on him.
The PFF has a long way to go in terms of being an efficient, well-oiled machine, and those here who expect them to achieve goals (so to speak) comparable to football associations who have a bigger budget and a longer history should temper their expectations. Yes, I'll be the first to say they could do things better, should do things better, but for a newly hired coach to quit as if it was a surprise that the system was not in place according to his expectations is poor and lazy on his part.
So let me take a strong stand on this -- good riddance.
The next coach candidates must have reasonable expectations during the interview stage, and if those expectations are not met, should take themselves out of the running. Simple.
McMenemy, Weiss, Dooley had no problems with their expectations coming in.
It was over before it all even began. And now, the Philippine Azkals are left to pick up the pieces and move on. Sources said the Philippine Football Federation (PFF) and Azkals management are seriously considering Aris Caslib as a replacement for Terry Butcher, who abruptly quit his post as coach of the men’s national football team Friday, before he even handled a single game. Caslib was also the last Filipino coach to handle the Azkals in 2009 and is expected to be a transition mentor while team manager Dan Palami and the PFF come up with a short list of possible replacements for Butcher.
In the aftermath of the resignation, Palami said Scott Cooper would handle team preparations for upcoming tournaments, but Palami and the PFF will still have to look for a coach who will run the team during tournaments because Cooper doesn’t have the AFC equivalent of a pro license.
A source said the team is not expected to be disrupted too much in its preparations despite the resignation because Cooper was actually the initial choice for the Azkals top post. His lack of accreditation, though, paved the way for the hiring of former England skipper Butcher, who jolted the country early Friday by announcing his resignation. The 59-year-old, who was appointed in mid-June replacing Thomas Dooley, said in a statement: “The vital issue for myself was to carefully build a robust plan to meet the football ambitions of the national team.” “Regretfully, I’ve not been able to make this work in the way that I intended and I’ve decided not to continue in this role.” Butcher was expected to arrive in Manila next week to lay the groundwork of the Azkals’ preparations for the AFF Suzuki Cup in November and the AFC Asian Cup in January next year. “We understand and respect his decision,” Palami said. “But in Scott Cooper, we also have another brilliant football mind who can help us lay the groundwork in building a strong team for the next two tournaments.” Irishman Cooper will now temporarily take over the buildup of the team that starts with a camp in Bahrain on the first week of September.
Azkals manager Dan Palami expressed confidence that Cooper can whip the Azkals into form heading into the two major tournaments.
14 August 2018 Azkals "moving towards" making interim coach permanent Dubai: The permanent appointment of interim coach Scott Cooper is “one of the options” the Philippines national team is “moving towards” ahead of the Asian Cup, according to Azkals manager Dan Palami. Former England defender Terry Butcher withdrew from the role before his official start date earlier this month leaving Irish senior advisor Cooper to take interim charge. “It was unfortunate,” Palami told Gulf News. “Terry had worked at the best and with the best football associations in England. We are far from that and we acknowledge that, and that is why we respect his decision. “He wants all preparations to be up to a very detailed level and if England asks for friendlies, camps or other things, that can all be prepared in a jiffy, but with us we have to build gradually. “We are not yet at that level. We are starting to become a better organisation but we have our limitations at this time, so we respect his position. Nevertheless I think we have a very competent team who could give us very good results as well at the Asian Cup.” Of Cooper, who has had success with clubs in Thailand, Palami said: “He’s used to working in conditions that are not as perfect as other football associations. “After talks with him he knows the direction he wants to take the team in and he will be ably advised by the coaches here. His philosophy and systems will be applied for the Asian Cup.” Asked if Cooper would take the role permanently, Palami replied: “We are still working on that. That’s one of the options. “We are fortunate to have our technical director Aris Caslib already getting his AFC Pro Licence. His experience as a Filipino plus the experience Scott can bring might be a solution for us. That’s still being explored. We are in talks with the president of the federation, but so far we are moving towards initially the direction of Scott handling the team for the Asian Cup.” Thomas Dooley had been the coach who secured the Azkals’ first ever Asian Cup qualification in March, but wasn’t offered a contract renewal, prompting the appointment of Terry Butcher in June. “I think the team and the players needed a fresh perspective moving forward,” said Palami of the decision not to retain Dooley. “Indeed Thomas Dooley was a very big part of the team for the past years, but the federation felt maybe it was time for a fresh perspective, a fresh outlook for the team going forward and going to another level.” Dooley’s fall out with midfielder Stephan Schrock courted some controversy but Palami said the decision to reintegrate the player or not would now depend upon the new coach. “It’s all up to the new coach actually, I’ve never interfered with coach player selection. I’ll give my views and whether it’s the same as the coach or not it doesn’t really matter because I defer to the coach when it comes to player selection. I’m sure everybody will be given a fair chance to be part of the team and we’ll see how it goes.” The Asian Cup will be held in the UAE early next year from January 5 to February 1. The Philippines face South Korea, China and Kyrgyzstan in Group C. In the meantime, they have a training camp in Bahrain in September ahead of the Suzuki Cup in November. m.gulfnews.com/sport/football/internationals/azkals-moving-towards-making-interim-coach-permanent-1.2266013?utm_source=mobilesite&utm_medium=socialbar&utm_campaign=twitter
In less than two months, with not even meeting with the team, Butcher decided to leave the managerial post because of the challenges ahead of his plans. It might dampen the morale of the fans but this is still a good thing as we’ve yet to see the Azkals train under a new manager.
Immediately after Butcher’s resignation, the Azkals senior football adviser Scott Cooper was then called upon to step in as the gaffer. Despite his appearance during the presser back in June, he’s yet to be seen in action with the Azkals or even scouting the remaining games of the PFL.
Despite his absence, the fans were given high hopes after a sudden dip in their confidence especially that the AFF Suzuki Cup is fast approaching as well as next year’s Asian Cup. Will he be able to turn things around in a short period of time? Let’s look into his resume.
His managerial stints were not as famous as Butcher’s but his familiarity with the Southeast Asian football set up could be a big boost for the Azkals as he managed teams in Thailand and Indonesia. More notably, Cooper took over the helm at Buriram United in 2003 which seems to be his first major managerial job.
During his stint at the Thunder Castle, he took over of a third place Buriram United in the Thai Premiere League. Despite that, he was able to take Buriram to greater heights as they were unbeated in their local league, AFC Champions League, Thai Cup and the Thai League Cup. He then took the Thunder Castles to the top 10 club rankings in Asia, making it a historic stint with Buriram as he was then named Manager of the Month in June 2013.
A year after his success with Buriram, he then moved across to Muangthong United where he handled the team for only three months before moving over to Indonesia to manage Mitra Kukar before going back to Thailand to handle Ubon UMT United. During his time with Ubon, he brought them to a Regional League Division 2 title and finished as runners-up in 2015.
After two years with Ubon, he then moved over to Police Tero FC where he held the team from February 2018 until March of this year. Then after that, he was appointed as the current head coach of the Azkals after Butcher’s departure. Nevertheless, he already has the experience on his side as well as the familiarity on how football’s being played in Southeast Asia.
The Azkals training camp will start by September 2018 where they are expected to face Bahrain.
30 August 2018 Cooper named Azkals coach By JONAS TERRADO
Scott Cooper was officially named as coach of the Philippine Azkals more than three weeks after former England captain Terry Butcher relinquished the post without even handling the national squad for at least one match. Originally hired as a senior adviser for Butcher, the Irish-born Cooper will now carry the responsibility of steering the Azkals to greater success especially with the AFF Suzuki Cup set in November and their maiden appearance in the Asian Cup slated in early-January. “The qualification for the Asian Cup was a great feat and you have to give plaudits to the coach at the time and the players that accomplished that,” Cooper said in an interview with CNN Philippines on Wednesday. “Potentially, I’ve always admired a lot of the Filipino players. For me, this is a team that’s got a lot of potential and a lot of opportunity to maybe go a step or two if the right steps are produced,” Cooper added.
Scott Cooper is optimistic with what he sees in the Philippine Azkals.
The national squad's coach said the team has the right tools to become a global football power only if they are developed properly.
"I've always admired the Filipino players. It's a team that's got a lot of potential and opportunity to go a step or two further if the right steps are produced," Cooper told CNN Philippines Sports Desk.
He added that he is already familiar with some of the players after seeing them play in a few tournaments.
"I've seen many of them play live and I've done a lot of research on the rest of them."
The veteran Irish coach started his career in 2000 with English football team Chester City and has traveled across the world to hone his skills at the sideline.
Asked what he will bring to the table, Cooper said he will instill strategies that he thinks will fit the team.
"Possession-based football, some high pressing, and set piece orientation."
The Philippines will begin to train next month for the 2018 ASEAN Football Federation Suzuki Cup happening on November and the 2019 AFC Asian Cup slated on January in United Arab Emirates.
papajamba: listening now to simone rota - across the line podcast
Sept 16, 2019 23:48:32 GMT 8
BoyBacolod: As long as Ricky Yanson is professional to Ceres FC and extends support to the Azkals in general (Ceres Azkals in particular) during home games, he can be PFF president in my book. Much better will be reconciling with Leo, though that idea is Farfetch'd.
Sept 21, 2019 23:07:36 GMT 8
BoyBacolod: Kaya fans wishing that Ricky Yanson wins the PFF presidency is akin to GMA fans wishing that Congress and President Duterte will not renew ABS-CBN's franchise.
Oct 24, 2019 21:10:39 GMT 8
BoyBacolod: We will wait for the basketball and volleyball ASEAN teams and then we compare their reception to that given to the football delegations, where ALL ASEAN nations participate. Now there will be foreign scrutiny in every move of PHISGOC.
Nov 24, 2019 23:20:26 GMT 8
BoyBacolod: DDS trolls underestimated the SEA football community. Having no prior exposure to football culture, they dismiss any and all so-called sabotages as destabilization plots, to the point that they do not support the teams, especially the women.
Nov 27, 2019 15:25:36 GMT 8
Passerby: That's awkwardly worded.
Mar 6, 2020 21:09:41 GMT 8
Jun 3, 2020 11:29:52 GMT 8
nil: anyone have any ADT FC's contact?
Jun 3, 2020 11:30:08 GMT 8
Caz: Hey everyone! I hope you're all healthy and well! Philippine football is just about to pick itself up from these quarantine days so I'm looking forward to getting this forum up and running again!
Sept 27, 2020 0:39:31 GMT 8