MANILA (18 Aug 2018) – With the AFF Suzuki Cup 2018 just few months away, the Philippines Football Federation (PFF) are in the midst of chasing down the signature of Scott Cooper on a more permanent basis.
Recently appointed head coach Terry Butcher had opted against taking over the post left vacant by Thomas Dooley, the PFF are now in the midst of tying down interim Cooper to a more permanent deal instead.
“After talks with him (Cooper) 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.”
“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.”