John Buttigieg hands his resignation

Birkirkara FC have confirmed that coach John Buttigieg had submitted his resignation and that this has been accepted by the club.

Buttigieg was appointed as coach of Birkirkara last April after a troubled season for the club which saw Paul Zammit, Bjorn Arne Riise and Mark Buttigieg leading the team for some time or another. The Stripes eventually finished seventh.

This season, despite an impressive transfer campaign, Birkirkara are still without any points after suffering defeats to Floriana and Senglea Athletic in their first two outings.

The club is yet to appoint a new coach but the rest of the technical staff together, including assistant coach Jonathan Holland, have been confirmed.

John Buttigieg had already 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 as national team coach, 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. Buttigieg then joined Sliema Wanderers in summer 2016 but his contract was terminated last January.