The coach of Scottish Premier League side St Mirren has expressed his disappointment after Algerian Karim Kerkar pulled out of a move to the club.
Midfielder Kerkar has played for Algeria seven times
Gus MacPherson had offered a contact to the 30-year-old midfielder, and says that Kerkar gave his word that he would sign.
"Karim Kerkar agreed a deal with us on Friday but come the following day he had a change of heart," MacPherson told www.saintmirren.net.
"The player has been left knowing in no uncertain terms just exactly what our feelings are in regards to this U-turn.
"The frustrating part is that he had agreed on everything and was coming into the club on Saturday to sign the deal but he didn't show up."
Kerkar is a free agent, and his reasons for backing out of the move are not clear.
"He came, he looked, he played, impressed, agreed a deal, then had a change of heart which only he can explain," said MacPherson.
Kerkar, who has seven caps for the Desert Foxes, had been in the UAE with Al-Wadha.
He has played for Scottish clubs Dundee United and Clyde.