Controversial football agent Craige Butler told Nationwide Sports today that he stands solidly behind his son and Jamaican International Leon Bailey and the comments he made on social media 8 days ago as it regards having a settled team heading into the world cup qualifiers.
Bailey says his knowledge of the international game is for coaches to work with a settled team where players know each other with the occasional one or two new faces.
Butler who has guided Bailey throughout his career, says what the player alluded to was something every player knows about and agrees with.
Bailey in the social media chat also said the JFF should be blamed if Jamaica does not qualify for the World Cup and in responding to the comments, President of the JFF Michael Ricketts says the matter has been referred to the disciplinary committee, but Butler says the player was not influenced by anyone and that he believed in what he said.
Nationwide Sport was told that Butler had approached the JFF about a week before Bailey’s comments seeking to be made head coach of the National Under 23 team but was told he had to join a cadre then work his way up.
We asked Butler about it and he admitted to having discussions with the federation but says he was not prepared to work with no committee.
That’s Craige Butler the father and agent for National Player Leon Bailey