The Straits Times
Published on Oct 18, 2012

Sacked British coach exonerated by Malaysian FA


SINGAPORE (REUTERS) - The Malaysian Football Association (FAM) has torn up the case against British coach Peter Butler, overturned a six-month suspension and ordered his Terengganu club to buy him out of his contract, the ex-West Ham United player told Reuters on Thursday.

"I've won," the 46-year-old said in a phone call minutes after being cleared by the FAM. "I'm just relieved it is all over. This is not about money, this is about my integrity and my reputation."

Terengganu, who finished fifth in the 14-team top flight Super League this season, were ordered to pay Butler the remaining 15 months of his salary, the Englishman said.

Attempts to contact officials at the football club based in the North-eastern Malaysian state were unsuccessful.