Robertson ponders Liberia chance

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Robertson ponders Liberia chance

Post by kingjohn2g2 on Tue Apr 14, 2009 3:51 pm











Robertson works regularly for BBC Radio Scotland











Former Hearts and Inverness
manager John Robertson has been approached about the possibility of
coaching the national side of Liberia.




The 44-year-old has been working as a pundit for BBC Scotland since losing his job at Derry City in December 2007.



Robertson
told BBC Scotland he was not discounting the offer but needed more
details before agreeing a face-to-face meeting with the Liberians.



The approach came through an agency based in Ireland.



Robertson,
capped 16 times for Scotland, is best known for his long association
with Hearts, where he remains the Edinburgh club's record goalscorer.



However,
his managerial return to Tynecastle, following a successful spell with
Inverness, turned sour in May 2005 after just seven months in the hot
seat.



After a short spell at Ross County, Robertson
took the helm for 14 months at Livingston but was sacked after a
sequence of poor results.



In the summer of 2007, he
made the switch to the League of Ireland and helped steer Derry City
away from relegation trouble and won the FAI League Cup.



But it was to be another short reign and a new board of directors removed him at the end of the year.



Robertson
was disappointed to miss out on a return to Inverness in January,
having been in charge when the Highlanders first won promotion to the
Scottish Premier League in 2004.



The Liberia Football
Association has confirmed to BBC Sport that they have a shortlist of
possible candidates for the post but refused to say who they are
considering.



Liberia have been without a coach since
German Antoine Hey stepped down in February in order to take over the
Kenyan national team.



The Lone Star failed to reach
the final round of qualifying for the 2010 World Cup and Africa Cup of
Nations after finishing bottom of their group in the previous round
with just three draws from six matches.



In Fifa's latest rankings Liberia are 140th in the world and 41st i
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