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DJW never supported me! Saintfiet quits as Trinidad and Tobago coach… on Facebook!

The Trinidad and Tobago National Senior Team was plunged into further disarray this morning as Tom Saintfiet quit his post as head coach, just before lunch—barely one month into his tenure with the Soca Warriors.

And, almost in keeping with the farcical business of the Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA), the announcement was made, not through a media release or press conference, but via a Facebook post.

Photo: Trinidad and Tobago National Senior Team head coach Tom Saintfiet shouts instructions during 2017 Gold Cup playoff action against Suriname at the Ato Boldon Stadium, Couva on 4 January 2017. (Courtesy Chevaughn Christopher/Wired868)
Photo: Trinidad and Tobago National Senior Team head coach Tom Saintfiet shouts instructions during 2017 Gold Cup playoff action against Suriname at the Ato Boldon Stadium, Couva on 4 January 2017.
(Courtesy Chevaughn Christopher/Wired868)

“I resign as National Team Coach of T&T!” posted Saintfiet, on the wall of his social media account.

The Belgian coach confirmed that his stance was genuine and said he already shared his feelings with the foreign media. He said he no comment to make to the Trinidad and Tobago media or public at the moment.

Saintfiet’s last job was as coach of the Bangladesh football team, which is ranked 185th in the world by FIFA. His record as Warriors coach comprised of losses in both competitive matches against unheralded Suriname and Haiti, coupled with a win and a loss away to Central American minnows, Nicaragua.

Off the field, he fell out or omitted a remarkable number of senior players including: captain Kenwyne Jones, leading scorer Joevin Jones, goalkeeper Jan-Michael Williams, ace midfielder Kevin Molino, winger Cordell Cato and defenders Daneil Cyrus and Triston Hodge—not to mention management at Pro League and Caribbean champions, Central FC.

However in a statement relayed to Wired868, which Saintfiet presumably sent to the foreign media, he claimed that the TTFA did not provide him with the right environment for success.

“I would like to inform you all that I have decided to resign, today Tuesday 10 January 2017, as National Team coach of Trinidad and Tobago. Given the mandate to guide the team past Panama and Mexico in the coming World Cup qualifiers of March 2017, I have come to the conclusion that I can’t be successful in this environment.”

Photo: Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA) president David John-Williams (second from left) welcomes new National Senior Team coach Tim Saintfiet (second from right) during a press conference at the Marriott Hotel on 7 December 2016. Looking on is new general secretary Justin Latapy-George (far left) and technical director Muhammad Isa. (Courtesy Wired868)
Photo: Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA) president David John-Williams (second from left) welcomes new National Senior Team coach Tim Saintfiet (second from right) during a press conference at the Marriott Hotel on 7 December 2016.
Looking on is new general secretary Justin Latapy-George (far left) and technical director Muhammad Isa.
(Courtesy Wired868)

Perhaps unsurprisingly, Saintfiet revealed that he felt let down by TTFA president David John-Williams from his very unveiling on 7 December 2017.

John-Williams told the media that Saintfiet was not his first choice but was merely the most affordable person on the shortlist. And he promised to sack his new coach within three months if he did not deliver four points from two World Cup qualifying games against Panama and Mexico on 24 and 28 March 2017.

“[Saintfiet] was not our first choice—for sure,” said John-Williams. “Our first choice was way out of what we could have afforded. And I make no apologies for saying that. And I can tell you who our first choice was as well. Philippe Troussier. And Tom knows that.

“I will also tell you this… if he doesn’t get the job done on the 24 and 28 of March, he will be looking for a job. And I make no apologies for saying that. He is laughing but we’re very serious.

“Because if we don’t get the job done on the 24th and 28th of March, we might as well kiss our campaign goodbye.”

Photo: Trinidad and Tobago National Senior Team head coach Tom Saintfiet (right) talks to his squad during 2017 Gold Cup playoff action against Suriname at the Ato Boldon Stadium, Couva on 4 January 2017. (Courtesy Chevaughn Christopher/Wired868)
Photo: Trinidad and Tobago National Senior Team head coach Tom Saintfiet (right) talks to his squad during 2017 Gold Cup playoff action against Suriname at the Ato Boldon Stadium, Couva on 4 January 2017.
(Courtesy Chevaughn Christopher/Wired868)

Saintfiet said his biggest regret was not leaving Trinidad there and then.

“From the first day of my unveiling, I did not get the support of the TTFA and its President,” stated Saintfiet, “support which is needed to be able to do my job in a professional and successful way. I never got the chance to work with the players nor staff requested.

“Perhaps I should have taken this decision right from day one of my appointment, after the President openly second guessed his own choice of employing me. But I gave him at the TTFA the benefit of the doubt.”

Wired868 asked John-Williams for comment on his sudden resignation, whether the football body now believes that it erred in hiring the obscure European in the first place and on his coach’s suggestion that he did not feel supported by the football body. He had not responded up to the time of publication.

However, in a media release after Saintfiet publicised his departure, the TTFA claimed he resigned formally to John-Williams last night.

“The Trinidad and Tobago Football Association wishes to advise that Tom Saintfiet issued a letter of resignation as head coach of the National Men’s Senior Team to TTFA President David John-Williams on Tuesday night.

“The TTFA President then referred this letter to the Technical Committee of the TTFA and the Committee recommended that Saintfiet’s resignation be accepted and  be ratified by the TTFA board.”

Photo: Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA) president David John-Williams enjoys himself at new head coach Tom Saintfiet's maiden training session at the Hasely Crawford Stadium in Port of Spain on 15 December 2016. (Courtesy Nicholas Williams/Wired868)
Photo: Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA) president David John-Williams enjoys himself at new head coach Tom Saintfiet’s maiden training session at the Hasely Crawford Stadium in Port of Spain on 15 December 2016.
(Courtesy Nicholas Williams/Wired868)

John-Williams appointed a stream of interim employees since he became president on 30 November 2015, which were perceived to be a means of creating instability for his employees so that he could dictate to them.

If so, it backfired spectacularly with Saintfiet, who publicly criticised players from John-Williams’ W Connection football club before his dramatic walk-out—just hours before the technical committee was due to meet to discuss his start as coach.

At his first meeting with the media, Saintfiet bragged that he had never been fired as a coach. It seemed a bizarre claim for a man who has rarely lasted more than nine months at any job—most of which were in second and third tiers teams in Africa.

Today, Saintfiet arguably gave a demonstration of his ability to dodge the axe and leave on his own terms, with a plausible reason for his failures to boot, as he waved goodbye to the two island republic.

“It was an honour and privilege to work for a beautiful nation like Trinidad and Tobago,” said Saintfiet, “and I wish the players, staff, TTFA, fans and the whole football family the very best.”

Photo: Trinidad and Tobago National Senior Team coach Tom Saintfiet shares a light moment with a member of the crowd during 2017 Gold Cup playoff action against Suriname at the Ato Boldon Stadium, Couva on 4 January 2017. (Courtesy Chevaughn Christopher/Wired868)
Photo: Trinidad and Tobago National Senior Team coach Tom Saintfiet shares a light moment with a member of the crowd during 2017 Gold Cup playoff action against Suriname at the Ato Boldon Stadium, Couva on 4 January 2017.
(Courtesy Chevaughn Christopher/Wired868)

The TTFA promised to name Saintfiet’s replacement “in the shortest possible time.” Local coaches Russell Latapy and Jamaal Shabazz served as the Belgian’s assistants in the recently concluded 2017 Gold Cup playoffs, in which Trinidad and Tobago finished bottom of a three-nation group that included Suriname and Haiti.

“The Technical Committee has advised that a replacement for the post of Men’s Senior Team Head Coach will be found in the shortest possible time and the TTFA will make an announcement on this in due course.

“The TTFA wishes to thank Mr Saintfiet for his efforts over the period he served as head coach of our National Men’s Senior Team and takes this opportunity to wish him well in his future endeavours.”

Former Trinidad and Tobago World Cup 2006 and England Premier League goalkeeper Shaka Hislop, now an analyst at ESPN, commented on Saintfiet’s resignation on his Twitter page:

“T&T football. I don’t know if to laugh or cry.”

Photo: Belgian coach Tom Saintfiet delivers his resignation from the Trinidad and Tobago National Senior Team job to the public.
Photo: Belgian coach Tom Saintfiet delivers his resignation from the Trinidad and Tobago National Senior Team job to the public.

About Lasana Liburd

Lasana Liburd
Lasana Liburd is the CEO and Editor at Wired868.com and a journalist with over 20 years experience at several Trinidad and Tobago and international publications including Play the Game, World Soccer, UK Guardian and the Trinidad Express.

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361 comments

  1. EVERY BODY WANTS TO BE A STARBOY. NO DISCIPLINE AND A STINKIN ATTITUDE!!! JESUS CAN’T EVEN COACH DIS STAR STUDDED TEAM. F**K DEM, LET DEM COACH DEY SELF!!!

  2. We can get Shaka Hislop to link us with Harry Rednap to save us from relegation

  3. They only want coaches looking like them.

  4. Yow our football in such a epic mess eh, lack of discipline from All levels.

  5. Need to recruit players with Trinidad parentage and a foreign coach like a Brazilian or German . No local coaches please they just don’t have the grade. And for all them Party players who like to go on boat cruise please get rid of them and djw please spare your country the embarrassment and resign. Stephen hart or Ramesh Ramdhan for ttff president. Sam allardyce would of been a good English coach. Dunga or klinsman

  6. That is very good TNT footballers don’t need a coach we TNT people feel we know every thing ha ha ha good for they ASS

  7. I believe we have some of the best talent. Problem is our attitude. I’m certain the underdogs passing us today don’t have the best coaches. Their players however, probably have the passion, hunger and work ethic that we seem to lack.

  8. What a joke this whole thing has been.

  9. I am sorry for us at this stage..the talent just is not there…do not blame the coach. Coaching should start at 8 years of age at least.

  10. Nothing can be done overnight wasn’t treated nicely he is no magician

  11. What again…… These Presidents only want puppets….

  12. The coach is not the problem is the players time to get new players

  13. Here we go again .. selecting another coach to take the team to World Cup .. it’s not going to happen overnight .. players have to be young, professional, disciplined, commited etc .. they can’t be depending on the past .. move forward .. a lot of the country’s money is spent here

  14. Beyond embarrassing. DJW and technical committee should do the “right thing” and bid Sayonara as well after this latest fiasco.

  15. I don’t take the TTFA’s word for anything. I know when Saintfiet went public. I don’t know when the football body received anything.
    And I think Tom is right about everything except his statement about staff and players. That one needs more explanation because information available now doesn’t support him there.

  16. Said before & I’ll say it again, DJW has removed all doubt that he is an utter CLOWN. Firing a coach that had us playing the best since Beenhakker, then undermining his already terrible hire on his first day. What did he expect shitting on Saintfiet from day 1 to do? Spur him & the team on? Is he literally retarded or just a petulant fool?

    DJW==CLOWN.

  17. He handed his resignation to his employers first and it was accepted, what he does after is uo to him.

  18. which Hart yu referring to , he just followed instructions ,like good ceos and presidents

  19. Now u people are seeing Hart was not the problem after all

  20. no wonder there is no respect and so much indiscipline in sports, where these appointed senior people come from

  21. He should have left after the first announcement by the chairperson, where in the world do yu threaten an employee before he starts.

  22. We all know that he just wanted 2 bring in WConnection coach

  23. more bacchanal. We don’t like we own, so we have to suck salt. How much did this charade cost the country?

  24. I say he was damn right. I agree with everything he said in his resignation letter including what he said about the TTFA President’s berating of him at the introduction press conference. Remember I was first to mention that back then, going against the pack.

  25. Sainfeit was part of the plan…. He is no victim, he got a month in the Caribbean, maybe a 10k-20k USD… A good month by his standard

  26. So we await the appointment? Was it here that someone said that the TTFA President deliberately brought Saintfield and berated him in the presence of the media so that when he leaves the WConnection coach will be appointed. Waiting…….waiting

  27. What a thing….. Was expected, Sainfiet was all part of plan for the eventual….

  28. I am glad Saintfiet has resigned.He was a waste of time! Hope the TTFA employes a proper European coach or a good T&T coach like Angus Eve..St Lucian Stuart Charles Feveir isn’T bad either

  29. Didn’t approve of coach but I agreed with him on position with players. I say play the u20s.

  30. The TTFA statement came after the resignation. The TTFA claimed they received his resignation earlier. But Saintfiet was first to go public and many within the football body were surprised at his facebook post.

  31. wait wait wait!!!! ah minute!! you mean to tell me when i eh come on Wired today all this Baccanal happen where me World Crass Footyball coach quit because Rampelpullskin eh support him…..!! oh gad oh.Trinibago sweet to bad oui……..man take front one time an leave cause he know he ah failure so he quit in smart……..lmao meh belly hutting meh oui!!! i cyah laugh na.!!! lmaooooooooooooo!! John WIllams you are a Total Failure !! period.!FAILUREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE

  32. The Honourable Minister of Sports needs to speak to the nation about recent developments within the football fraternity. Why has Tom Saintfeit resigned as coach after less than one month in the job? Why was former coach Stephen Hart treated so shabbily and deliberately undermined and deprived of essential resources?
    Why does TTFA president David John Williams seem to be a law unto himself?

    Maybe the Honourable Minister could address the nation this evening, after the Prime Minister?!

  33. Wow! The man make an OJT stint yes! Bye!!!!

  34. It was all a setup john Williams is going to b the coach now

  35. If I don’t laugh, I would cry so here goes …?????????????????????

  36. …Nobody’s actually. How could anybody’s morale improve in the face of beating after beating? Conundrum. Vicious cycle. Abandon all hope.

  37. Don’t matter who you bring it’s up to ttfa and the players

  38. Camara Mackenson David ur boy leave us high n dry…..send in ur resume now now now!

  39. Ah guess Saintfiet eh like de vibes in Ruby Tuesday.

  40. ..THE BEATINGS WILL CONTINUE UNTIL MORALE IMPROVES!..

  41. Rehire Coach Hart ??? T&TFA do not have the $$ to pay a good coach, and they still have to pay coach Hart. So let him finish his contract.

  42. Just another sad day in Trinidad and Tobago football, when will we learn that shortcuts don’t work in sports . It time to put a development program in place if we really wants success . 2022

  43. Eureka!!! Santokie, that’s what I missed ….

  44. He can’t quit cuz dey dun tell him if he fail… Dey wud fire his ass. He jys tk in front not to spoil his rep…

  45. What a joke TTFA is. They should also resign for this farcical situation.

  46. Earlier in this thread someone indicated that maybe now he (Saintfiet) will tell the true story about what happened. Amongst that individual, Saintfiet and/or Lasana Liburd hopefully we will hear what really happened.

  47. There’s a lesson to be learnt here: always interview a candidate before you give man the job

  48. Well cut uh salary n lets salvage sum pride…

  49. The problem was never Tom Saintfiet. It was DJW and his lackeys. They should all follow Saintfiet and resign, but that will never happen. The circus continues!

  50. I admit being a simpleton of sorts so I am asking a simple question: Why in the first place would you hire a coach whose last job was coaching the 185th ranked team? Do educate me TTFA , the hirer as to what I am missing. ..

  51. Just now they will put names in a hat and pick the next coach, I still can’t understand why they got rid of the last coach… sorry to say but T&T football keep getting worse and worse.. what a shame.

  52. I think David Rudder’s ‘Madness” is an apt description of the TTFA. I wish the whole TTFA administration would Saintfiet. In a sane organization that would be the appropriate thing to do, but in the asylum call the TTFA, INSANITY reigns supreme. Lord help us the fans!

  53. The man like football, but like football eh like he…lol

  54. Doesn’t matter which coach you hire, the organization is the problem. Time for govt to stop funding this folly. You aren’t adhering to good governance practices then no tax payers money for you.

  55. Dreams are there to be what they are we still dream of another 2006 but, we do not have the quality to go to the top tier of the region, is it because we lack the technical ability, yes our players are found wanting in the areas that matter the most. Our players have to learn to play the game in their heads too and learn to solve problems on the pitch. Coaches that joystick usually fail we need to start building the young players in the right ways, have appropriate sessions for the age groups, an over seas coach told me there are Pro Coaches and development coaches no one ever knows the development coach only the Pro coach but there are lots of us who want to develop and forget about what is the right thing to teach the age group we only concentrate on the “W”

  56. I hope he buss all of them up to the media

  57. Our football is at the lowest ebb of its long depression. DJW must put his hands up and admit that he has mismanaged this organization and that for the sake of Trinidad’s football, he must resign.

  58. Nigel Tyrell P. Reid very true we need to implement better football development measures for the youths only then we’ll grow but on another note, you take really dope pics bro… especially with the young ladies lol

  59. The plan to reappoint Latas is now officially ahead of schedule.

  60. Well Cheyenne he have nothing to lose now let him keep singing…The media should interview him to get details…Unless DJW gag him.

  61. That screams blacklist of players and a staff thrown upon him (Latapy, Babwah and Isaac especially)

  62. This is the most telling line from his quotes :

    “I never got the chance to work with the players nor staff requested.”

    • But is he self drop players….so who he wanted to work with? Dwight Yorke and Stern John?

    • Maybe he was forced to drop certain players … I wonder where those instructions came from

    • He was instructed to say the things he said too? I think yeah he got instructions but he also did thongs of his own accord too…

    • Definitely like making out Joevin and them for not coming to training etc

    • Well the man was a disciplinarian you know Alana Morton and when my players break the football rules eh I use to bus their throats the same way eh, but Maximus Dan carnival song 2017 really sums it up about our people in our sweet country eh, “We eh business nah” hahahahaha and ask Dwight Yorke why he also got his throat busted when he was to return to play for my greatest team in the universe but instead when he got to the Piarco airport said to himself look “To hell with Ferggie eh I going back and lime with meh boys Brian Lara and Russell The Magician Latapy eh, Trini Sweeeeeet” hahahaha or when the Magician who also got his throat busted by his Manager when he got into and accident while he was out partying and drinking plenty rum with his friend Dwight Yorke eh and his team Rangers lost the final eh, so you see it is a very long time that our players really have discipline issues eh when comes to representing our sweet country and the beautiful game so nothing is surprising me with the younger generations nah and maybe it is a “Trini thing” and we just will never understand it nah hahahahaha Them really good yes.

    • Earl Mango Pierre that song is a big tune

    • And as for displine it starts at home remember that

  63. So my dictator president hired my Foreign Base Coach Tom so that he could loose eh, and to embarrass our sweet country eh, well as I have been always saying if we don’t have the right players to compete with the real professional players abroad and stop being on their own personal agendas, my dictator president and the corrupted TTFA could hire my greatest manager in the universe, we won’t be going anywhere but only backwards and soon will be a forgotten football so call nation eh. Them really good yes.

  64. DJW didnt support you….WE NEVER SUPPORTED YOU! WE NEVER WANTED YOU! Lol

  65. So now that Tom Saintfiet is gone, I personally think that either Terry Fenwick or Zoran Vranes should be given the Job as the new coach of the Trinidad and Tobago Men’s National Football team. Any of these 2 would certainly Trinidad and Tobago playing great football once again and is absolutely our best chance of qualifying for the World Cup in 2018.

  66. Mel he look around and realized wey he was.

  67. Yes I’m apart of the site…What really going on boi… March is right there

  68. Looks like Saintfiet is now the proverbial fool on the hill.

  69. You could bring Jesus himself to coach the Trinidad and Tobago Football Team, you would get the same result.
    The only way Trinidad and Tobago will have a successful football team is if it is comprised exclusively of foreigners with no connection to Trinidad and is based and administered in a serious country far from Trinidad.

  70. U like all dis football and u not on dis site lol

  71. I’m pretty sure all of them will reject this job after they do their homework

  72. Wta is this I reading here ????

  73. Well what do you expect eh, is mediocrity that is representing our sweet country at all levels from in the TTFA / professional league down to the players themselves and when I does be calling them bootleg eh some people does be vex with me and they really expect and believe that our sweet country really have what it takes to always represent against the real professional countries/players and tournaments abroad to eh Hassan C Araujo. We won’t be going back to any World Cup for a very long time if the standards of the TTFA administration and our football doesn’t raise to compete with the outside World and the right Coaches isn’t pick for the job and given all the support that he needs to be able to be very successful in order to qualify for any future men/women tournaments/ World Cups and I done talk,Them really good yes. steeuuppss.

  74. Lets do some coverage on potential coaches names that have been presented or could be presented. I have two thesis:

    1. An idea could be a Costarican coach who knows what it takes to get it done in Concacaf. Costa Rica with limited financial resources and small population has been doing a better job than Mexico and USA in producing players and I think that means the coaches know what they are doing. My best bet is Paulo Wanchope for multiple reasons. Was the assistant of Pinto during the World Cup run and then interim head coach until Ramirez was hired. He played in EPL and can recruit T&T players of heritage. He played in MLS and understands the players in that market. He is culturally a Caribbean guy and players will look up to him and respect him. He has done extremely well as Technical Director of Saprissa. He knows Aubrey David and will be introduced the right way.

    Other worthy Costarican or Costa Rica baed coaches:

    Carlos Watson
    Jeaustin Campos (former Puerto Rico coach)
    Mauricio Wright
    Javier Delgado
    Ronald Gonzalez
    Odir Jacques

    2 Second thesis. Go get an Italian coach with a winning mentality who can quickly play this team to its strength. That is a counterattack strategy. With the type players you have, you need a coach that will fix that defense and utilize the explosive players in counterattack. That coach should be paired with a local respected assistant coach who can guide him on the local players although 95% of them are not ready and Trinidad should focus first on all the players abroad.

    Possible names from expensive to not so expensive. Walter Zenga, Christian Panucci (assistant for Capello with Russia), Luis Oliveira (comes from the poorest area of Brazil but is an Italian coach by formation been in Italy 25 years and played WC for Belgium), Paolo Di Canio (brings the EPL background), some of the others available especially the ones who have regularly coached small Serie A teams where they need to play counterattack to survive.

    • The only how we getting any of those mentioned coaches is if John Williams and his whole technical committee is gone. If not… look out for something disappointing…I like your breakdown though.

  75. I say give the job to terry he has the experience and he knows the players and he is a no nonsense man the only thing is he is no puppet and they can’t take that they want to pull the strings

    • Marlon boy…..Terry is many tings but puppet…..nah….d first time DJW come rong with ah selection”requests” and terry tell ‘im to haul he…….dat will sadly be d end of dat

  76. Williams feel this will take the heat off of him ? Jack could come back cause he eh going no way , he use to rent from trump , ent ?

  77. They real pappyshowing our senior national team with all this ….

  78. I spoke to a lot of coaches and I know what is realistic

  79. Lasana Liburd I sent you my two thesis on messanger for discussion. I think they raise valid points worth getting public opinion on

  80. 30-50k is small money (maybe not to us) and i talking big coaches in europe mexico and brazil eh not the plebs…well esp europe

    In the end have lasana coach dis shit side…in fact djw might coach himself

    Since they have no money then who? Latapy again? Fenwick?

  81. Lasana Liburd Yes and funny thing it generates more than MLS in USA

  82. Mexico pays better than even many European countries. TV money makes a huge difference there.

  83. Nigel Tyrell P. Reid, the Mexican league is generally the best paying league in the whole of the Americas. Only a handful of players/coaches at the very pinnacle of the Brazilian game might get higher salaries.

  84. Saintfeit’s self preservation instincts finally kicked in?

  85. As usual we focusing on nonsense…the coach and his level…not that with how our football is run we have nowhere to go

  86. Nigel Tyrell P. Reid The ones you know of can demand $30-50k/month in Liga MX easily

  87. Yeah but that isnt high cost….compared to brazilian or european coaches

  88. Wait nah! Man ent even get to take a lil wine fuh de Carnival?

  89. DAVID JOHN WILLIAMS is a cancer to our football ….. as much as Tom was found to be inept …..the source of our pain is the president ….he needs to resign #DavidJohnWilliamsOut

  90. Well the writing is on the wall… he just took in front and resigned. Plus look at his resume he never last long anywhere he went. Plus you can’t use the media to communicate to your players.

  91. Hannibal Najjar

    Shaka, do both – that’s when we can get rid of the past and enter a spotless future!

  92. He shouldn’t have been put there in the first place

  93. My foreign base Coach Tom isn’t stupid nah after realizing that he didn’t have the real foreign base professional players to win the tournament in order to go to the Gold Cup 2017 in my second sweetest country, he also realized that he wasn’t going and win the next two games with no set ah local players nah, so he took front and resigned . Them really good yes

  94. Well boy… lmao. Right now Hart looking like Sir Alex Ferguson

  95. Like they have to take back the 5℅ from Petrotrin

  96. I have more faith in getting points from the next two games with NO coach than I did with that guy Tom in charge

  97. can’t wait to see the list of candidates lining up for the job.

  98. Neither Coach Ken Elie nah Alana Morton and I wonder who else. Them really good yes,

  99. Thomas Quincy check out this article. Poor adminstration, they made a bad move from the beginning.

  100. Lasana from the story, is it that Tom was hinting that he wasn’t in control of team selection?

  101. DAVID JOHN-WILLIAMS NEEDS TO RESIGN FORTHWITH AS WELL!! I’m also thinking conspiracy and bribery in the firing of Mr. Hart as well. Even with our losses in the first couple of hex games, our Warriors still posed a threat to qualify from the hex and not just aiming for the playoff spot. I think that because of the U.S. national team’s losses in the hex that the powers that be wanted to ensure that “lowly” T&T doesn’t have a resurgence and threaten to put USA in the playoff spot where they’d have to play against a strong South American team and have a smaller chance at qualifying for the World Cup

  102. Thank GOD he quit would have prefer them firing him doh after he brown up our goal cup chances

  103. He come and see how deceitful these ppl are lol yur still try boii

  104. If they are South Americans they also have demand in South America and even Europe.

  105. Nigel Tyrell P. Reid In Mexico and Central America yes.

  106. Hart Fired
    Saintfiet Quit
    Look thing ?????

  107. Experienced mexican coaches are in high demand?

  108. Let these people stay where they are. They have a reputation to maintain.

  109. He was ah waste of time ok sanimesssss

  110. Lasana, this is Late O’clock News, right?

  111. He’s not used to unprofessional behaviour. I expect nothing less from Trinidad & Tobago football. Race to the bottom.

  112. Let these people stay where they are. They have a reputation to maintain.

  113. O God! And I don’t have no poncheon at work???

  114. Dion Sosa I agree. I even said on here DJW spoke like a badjohn at the press conference to introduce the coach. U don’t air ur laundry in public so. Bad start.

  115. TTFA a dung heap headed by a motor car salesman.

  116. You are right to leave. Keep your pride sir.

  117. DJW do the right thing for all of us and leave! Take your minions with you. I’ll chip in for a going away party at Ruby Tuesday’s!!

  118. Another one bites the dust,lets us see what the magician DJW can pull out of the hat ,it is unfortunate that this coach had to go,he had the potential but ,those in authority ,some who have never kicked a lime seed in their lives are directing policy.

  119. Trinidad and Tobago football is dead…and David John Williams is the undertaker…

  120. D j w is for himself to make money ok think about it people w connection players on d national team ok

  121. so the little magician is in charge now with Jamaal Shabazz has his assist or is it the other way around????

  122. Once DJW is there, it will be continuous pain and sorrow for T&T football

  123. An experienced coach in Costa Rica overall remains the best bet. Carlos Watson of Saprissa for instance. Costa Rica has the best football in the area after Mexico and experienced coaches in Mexico are most likely out of the budget and not interested in a precarious position.

    Paulo Wanchope
    Carlos Watson
    Jeaustin Campos
    Mauricio Wright
    Javier Delgado
    Ronald Gonzalez
    Odir Jacques

    Other possible candidates I can bring:

    Walter Zenga

    Luis Oliveira (Brazilian born but former Serie A stand out and trained coach in Italy, World Cup player with Belgium)

    Ernesto Corti (Argentinean, recently won El Salvador league in his first season showing he can manage big personalities like Abreu)

    Mauricio Tapia (Argentinean, won two of the last titles in Guatemala with Antigua, knows Mekeil Williams)

  124. Sam ‘big Sam’ Allerdyce was perfect. Crystal palace snatch him. ‘Big Sam’ would have taken us to the WC for sure.

  125. No suprise
    He merely decided to jump before he got pushed

  126. Guess that may be one of several reasons Dion

  127. An experienced coach in Costa Rica overall remains the best bet. Carlos Watson of Saprissa for instance. Costa Rica has the best football in the area after Mexico and experienced coaches in Mexico are most likely out of the budget and not interested in a precarious position.

    Paulo Wanchope
    Carlos Watson
    Jeaustin Campos
    Mauricio Wright
    Javier Delgado
    Ronald Gonzalez
    Odir Jacques

    Other possible candidates I can bring:

    Walter Zenga

    Luis Oliveira (former Serie A stand out, World Cup player with Belgium)

    Ernesto Corti (Argentinean, recently won El Salvador league in his first season showing he can manage big personalities like Abreu)

    Mauricio Tapia (Argentinean, won two of the last titles in Guatemala with Antigua, knows Mekeil Williams)

  128. Not surprised I wouldn’t have want to continue with the bs anyway

  129. Lol…our best coach was fired and our worst quit…what ah mess

  130. so do you really blame the man when you hire a man and tell him he was 2nd choice that is very disrespectful and outta timing

  131. Lasana run de man yes, and he eh even interview him yet. Dem relly good yes! Ent Mango?

  132. David John-Williams should go too. I’m sick of him #endlessincompetence

  133. well today just got a lot more interesting.

  134. Tru eh he not professional atall. He jus come n brown up we goal cup n den leave

  135. Lol well that’s a lame way to quit ur job

  136. Caribbean Football Comedy hour

  137. Could John Williams and his crew of cronies follow also.

  138. Lol now let’s get someone that represent the level we want to meet.

  139. HMM- and President of the TTGF never supported Thema( our BEST Gymnist), why are personal agendas and biased stupidity so rampant in these Presidents of our NAtional sporting boards?, and why are they allowed to hold such positions?

  140. when Latapy came back home I said it was because John Williams promised him the Coaching position for the senior team. The thing backfired because he was unsuccessful as the u17 coach. Now that the incompetent Saintfiet has resigned the original plan can be implemented

  141. So why hire him in the first place? That making sense?? ???

  142. Well, he tried but nobody told him you can’t change Trini overnight. They want to party the night before a big match, reach late for practice and smoke weed like fuss time then expect to qualify and get international recognition and get more vex when compared to a third world country. *tsk tsk tsk* Maybe they should bring back Jack. Let him buy another spot for them. Oh, wait. My bad.

  143. This is the farcical equivalent of urinating on a hotel bed. Lol

  144. eh blame him one single bit….

  145. Maybe now he will tell the true story about what happened.

  146. Not surprised. Viewing his credentials…it was inevitable

  147. “Raise yuh han’ but never surrender.”

  148. We need a Third World coach to understand Third World people.

  149. He’s a joker. He resigned via his Facebook account. Is this professional????

  150. Thank God. I’m hoping we can actually get someone good now, someone who didn’t fail with football teams like Bangladesh and Zimbabwe.

  151. Well there goes Trinidad in the 2018 world cup. Truckloads of shyte playing about

  152. Just another day…moving right along now…

  153. Well there goes world cup qualifications.

  154. All the pieces are finally falling into place for latapy to take charge of the national team.

    • Ent……ting is when i looked and listened to all d candidates. …..I had d bad feeling dat d compaign woulda fall apart if timkee was removed and so said so done…….not ah timkee fan per say…..but d other candidates just screamed interference and meddling to me. Every single one

  155. It’s this a Mr Livewire post??

  156. This has to be a joke. Lasana why yuh trying to chain people up?

  157. ???
    Step 1… Now onto step 2 The Admin who hired him needs to GO too