Liverpool legend John Arne Riise has resigned from his position as Sporting Director at Birkirkara FC for personal reasons after just three months with the club.

This follows the news that The Complaints Board of the Malta Football Association ordered Birkirkara FC to pay former coach Paul Zammit €123,000.

John Arne Riise (Second from right) arrived at Birkirkara in January 2019. (Photo by Birkirkara)

Birkirkara have released the following statement regarding Riise’s departure: “The club would like to put on record their thanks to Mr. Riise for the work done with our club and wish him well for the future.

“The club would like to ask our supporters to allow the privacy of the situation to be respected.”

Former Gzira United boss Darren Abdilla has been linked with the vacant manager’s role at Birkirkara.

The 39-year-old resigned from his position with United at the start of last month despite the club being in a comfortable position in the top three.

Birkirkara are currently sixth in the Maltese Premier League table with 36 points to their name from 21 games.

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