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Lawrence Fired as TT Football Coach

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DENNIS LAWRENCE has been fired as head coach of Trinidad and Tobago senior men’s national football team with immediate effect.

A release from the TT Football Association (TTFA) on Sunday stated: “The services of Lawrence as national team coach were terminated with immediate effect following a majority decision by the board.”

The TTFA had a nine-hour board meeting on Saturday at the Ato Boldon Stadium, Couva.

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Present were president William Wallace, vice-presidents Clynt Taylor, Susan Warrick and Joseph Sam Phillip and eight of 12 member delegates from Central FA, Eastern FA, Northern FA, Southern FA, TT Pro League, TT Referees Association, TT Super League and Women’s League Football (WoLF).

The release stated, “Immediately following the decision of the board, Wallace contacted Lawrence via telephone to inform him of the decision and wished him well in his personal and professional life, while also thanking him for his services to the men’s team.

“The TTFA president and Lawrence’s representative(s) will meet to discuss the terms of separation.

“Lawrence’s replacement will be announced shortly.”

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Lawrence, 45, was appointed in January 2017 and only recored six victories since replacing Belgian Tom Saintfiet.

And former FIFA referee Ramesh Ramdhan has been appointed general secretary of the TTFA.

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1 Comment

  • T&T reminds me of Arsenal (both of whom I am an avid supporter), where you blame the coach and naievely refuse to acknowledge that our talent pool is not up to scratch. Additional, the level of competition and professionalism at the local level is subpar at best. Past administrations have squandered huge amounts of money on foreign coaches without realizing any return on the investment. Whatever we do next, it must be thoughtful and measured. State your plan and give us a timeline that we can follow, otherwise it will be “the same old Khaki pants”.

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