Theodore Whitmore on the Chopping Blocks!


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Jamaica’s Reggae Boyz coach, Theodore Whitmore

The Mike Ricketts-led Jamaica Soccer Federation (JFF) government will in brief order make a dedication on the way forward for nationwide senior males’s staff head coach Theodore Whitmore.

That is believed to be so after the technical committee led by Rudolph Speid convened a gathering on Wednesday evening the place the vast majority of the members voted to alleviate the 1998 World Cup star midfielder of his duties. It’s stated that the seven-member panel voted 5-2 on the movement to dismantle the teaching set-up.

The technical committee meets after each spherical of CONCACAF World Cup qualifiers and evaluation the staff’s efficiency, in addition to the coach’s report.

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It’s unlikely that Whitmore’s report for the final two video games in opposition to El Salvador and the US was submitted in time for Wednesday’s assembly.

Speid’s technical committee is reported to have stated that it isn’t happy with the present teaching workers led by Whitmore and {that a} change was crucial.

The advice was a part of the technical committee’s report back to the JFF’s five-man government which is predicted to fulfill quickly to think about the technical committee’s advice.

It’s understood {that a} unexpectedly organized digital video assembly was organized early yesterday afternoon however  a technical glitch scuppered the hassle.

If Ricketts’ government accepts the advice, then it’ll go to the JFF board of administrators for ratification.

It was additionally reported that at Wednesday evening’s assembly which ended close to midnight, the panel voted 6-1 to proceed collaborating within the six remaining World Cup qualifying video games, contemplating that there’s nonetheless a slim probability of advancing to Qatar.

On Wednesday, stories emerged that former England worldwide Ricky Hill was the person earmarked to switch Whitmore, however that was rubbished by Ricketts.

It’s now being strongly whispered that Paul Corridor, the previous Reggae Boy, now assistant coach to Whitmore because the summer time, is the entrance runner to take the highest job ought to the advice be accepted.

Nevertheless, Caribbean Information Weekly understands that there may very well be quite a few dissenting voices if and when the matter goes earlier than the board for ratification.

A number of administrators have expressed issues with the timing and the knock-on impact sacking Whitmore presently might have on the gamers.

Not a Good Thought

Already some gamers have stated that it isn’t a good suggestion to sack the coach presently, particularly now that the staff is gelling and on an upward trajectory.

One particular person with information of the state of affairs stated that Ricketts has already set the stage for dismissal when he voiced his private disappointment with the fortunes of the staff on the Gold Cup and within the present World Cup marketing campaign.

The JFF boss had stated that Theodore Whitmore and his assist staff got the whole lot requested for which got here as an enormous funding for an impoverished federation.

The Reggae Boyz are at present mendacity in sixth place within the eight-team standings with seven factors. Canada lead with 16 factors, adopted by the US on 15, Mexico and Panama on 14, with Costa Rica on 9 factors.

El Salvador sit seventh with six factors and Honduras stay on the foot of the desk on three factors.

Solely the highest three groups on the finish of the round-robin sequence will earn automated qualification to the Qatar World Cup Finals with the fourth-placed staff given one other alternative by way of an intercontinental play-off.

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