Sliema Wanderers announced that John Buttigieg is no longer their senior team coach. The news follows the Wanderers’ elimination from the FA Trophy by Sliema Wanderers.
A former player of Sliema Wanderers, Brentford, Swindon Town, Floriana and Valletta, Buttigieg was appointed coach of Sliema Wanderers in summer 2016.
John Buttigieg had served as coach of Birkirkara FC between March 2007 and July 2009, when he was approached by the Malta Football Association to take over as national coach. His contract, together with that of his assistant Carmel Busuttil were terminated in October 2011. Buttigieg, together with Busuttil, were then appointed to head the Birkirkara FC Academy. In 2014, he was appointed Technical Director of the Floriana FC Nursery.