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TTFA committee recommends Charles-Fevrier but board fails to agree on new T&T coach

There was no white smoke at the end of the Trinidad and Tobago Football Association’s (TTFA) statutory meeting this evening, as the board of directors failed to agree on the new head coach of the senior Soca Warriors team.

Instead, the TTFA issued a brief statement:

“The Trinidad and Tobago Football Association wishes to state that following several hours of  its statutory Board Meeting on Wednesday evening at the Association’s Head Office, it is yet to come to a final decision on the selection of the Trinidad and Tobago Men’s Senior Team Head Coach.

“The TTFA expects to make an announcement on the selection by this coming weekend.”

Photo: W Connection coach Stuart Charles-Fevrier (left) gives instructions to substitute Jesus Perez (centre) while St Ann's Rangers coach Anthony Streete looks on during Pro League action at the Hasely Crawford Stadium on 17 January 2017. (Courtesy Sean Morrison/Wired868)
Photo: W Connection coach Stuart Charles-Fevrier (left) gives instructions to substitute Jesus Perez (centre) while St Ann’s Rangers coach Anthony Streete looks on during Pro League action at the Hasely Crawford Stadium on 17 January 2017.
(Courtesy Sean Morrison/Wired868)

Wired868 understands that W Connection technical director Stuart Charles-Fevrier was recommended by the TTFA technical committee to be Trinidad and Tobago’s next Men’s National Senior Team head coach. It was not believed to have been a unanimous choice though and was not the only name presented at this evening’s meeting.

The technical committee is chaired by board member and Pro League CEO Dexter Skeene and also included vice-chairman Dr Alvin Henderson, Errol Lovell and technical director Muhammad Isa.

However, the board of directors, which has the constitutional power to appoint and dismiss coaches, remained unconvinced after hours of discussion at the TTFA’s Port of Spain headquarters.

TTFA president David John-Williams is the co-founder of the W Connection football club.

The current TTFA board of directors comprises: John-Williams (president), Joanne Salazar, Ewing Davis and Allan Warner (vice-presidents), Samuel Saunders (Central FA), Sherwyn Dyer (Eastern Counties Football Union), Karanjabari Williams (Northern FA), Richard Quan Chan (Southern FA), Anthony Moore (Tobago FA), Joseph Taylor (Trinidad and Tobago Football Referees Association), Sharon O’Brien (Women’s League Football), Wayne Cunningham (Eastern FA) and Skeene (TT Pro League).

Photo: Trinidad and Tobago midfielder Hashim Arcia (right) tries to sidestep a Surinamese tackle while teammate Akeem Roach (left) tries to make a run during 2017 Gold Cup playoff action at the Ato Boldon Stadium, Couva on 4 January 2017. (Courtesy Chevaughn Christopher/Wired868)
Photo: Trinidad and Tobago midfielder Hashim Arcia (right) tries to sidestep a Surinamese tackle while teammate Akeem Roach (left) tries to make a run during 2017 Gold Cup playoff action at the Ato Boldon Stadium, Couva on 4 January 2017.
(Courtesy Chevaughn Christopher/Wired868)

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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  1. My respect for Dennis has went up even more and also shows how pathetic this administration is

  2. Dennis Lawrence has now rejected TTFA offer after unrealistic clauses in the contract. This fiasco will never end. Hmmmmmmmm

  3. he has uefa pro like yorke and latapy i believe…… not quite sure though

  4. Well can somebody please tell me what type of coaching License and Coaching experience does Dennis Lawrence have compared to the other candidates in order to coach a national team?

  5. I wish him well. Unfortunately this will be shortlived in Trinidad. He should have stayed in Belgium and developed his career.

  6. Well good luck to Dennis , brave man to work under this guy but I’m glad it’s a long term plan vs a 2 game plan

  7. So everybody knows that eh, and Mr. Live Wire eh buss the story as yet eh, all fools day is in April eh Darin Lewis hahahahaha

  8. Just spoke with one of my friends from England who is a good friend of Dennis Lawrence. He said Dennis accepted a 3 years contract to coach the T&T National Men’s Football Team.

  9. It seems like somebody hacked the fearless one Andre Baptiste fassbook or wha eh Devon London hahahaha

  10. And in that same report the journalist made it a point to bring up Maradona and Terry in a spiteful manner . How immature and pathetic . Thank god for journalists like Lasana

  11. Lasana Liburd Earl Mango Pierre Cheyenne Hector this was the message I got today

  12. I love how one paper said Lawrence and Latapy were rejected and taken off the list of possibilities now it could be one of them got the job lol . Oh Trinidad

  13. hahahaha Ah know because I started of so mehself eh, not knowing that it mean’t that I was writing like if I was vex hhahahaha

  14. SORRY force of habbit Earl Mango Pierre

  15. Buh A A is who get you vex so Devon London that you is writing in CAPITALS . You really good yes.hahahahahaha

  16. I AM NOT SAYING ANYTHING BAD IT WAS JUST A WHATSAPP MESSAGE I GOT EARLIER STATING THAT DENNIS LAWRENCE HAS BEEN APPOINTED…… AND I HAPPEN TO KNOW THAT AEB AND DWJ ARE CLOSE FRIENDS… SO I WANTED TO KNOW

  17. Andre Baptiste saying Dennis Lawrence is the new coach

  18. Bad to worse name that team w connection not TT madness we say no like its a joke them getting pay off to not qualified

  19. Dennis Lawrence named head Coach of the Men’s Senior Team.

  20. I think that Terry Fenwick should be given the coaching job. He looks better equipped than the other two. There should be no friend in doing business.

  21. Jesus Boss know you even when yuh bck turn❤

  22. And never will be because of their third world mentality eh and I didn’t say so eh it was my ex- foreign base Coach Tom. Them really good yes. hahahaha

  23. But as soon as DJW became President, everyone should know that the plan was to bring Stuart as the coach.. Lol.. that was always the plan

  24. And while Trinidad bickering over who to make coach, every other team in the hex training and refining their tactics. Carry on.

  25. Look TTFA stop playing up in alyuh tails eh, just announced my Prof Stuarty so that I can collect my big monies and head to the bank smiling eh. steeuuppss. Them really good yes.

  26. clock ticking.
    Plain talk: how many people here willing to bet a ticket to Russia that we in with a chance still?
    My issue is that this TTFA is bungling this selection process and will be the biggest hurdle in getting the team prepared for the challenge

  27. So putting a constable as Commissioner of Police is a fair idea then? You should have told your pal Jack Warner when he was National Security Minister. And, no, Dennis is not assistant coach at Belgium. And even if he were, you would still need to get his job specs.
    But I don’t want to go round and round on this.
    Dennis Lawrence can surely offer something to T&T football. But it ought to be impossible to tell what he CAN offer without going over his job specs under Martinez and working out how successful he was with them.
    Otherwise you’re just giving him a job because he “wukkin in foreign.” And, if you don’t know, those teams didn’t do particularly well either.

    • Lasana, yuh setting high standards for a Trini. Everton under Martinez/Lawrence(a stretch since he wan’t 1st assistant) was decent except for the last couple of months.

      P W D L
      143 61 39 43

      lol

  28. Ain’t Dennis Lawrwnce presently an assistant coach at the Belgian national team?!
    That can hardly be equated with your Constable to CoP comparison.
    Even so, as a matter of record, acting CoP Stephen Williams was a Senior Superintendent when he offered himself (applied for) the top post in the TT Police Service.
    Sen Supt is two ranks below CoP. Under the rank of Commissioner are Deputy CoP; Asst CoP; Sen Supt; Supt; Asst Supt; Inspector; Sargeant; Corporal and Constable.
    After a laborious process of shortlisting and interviews, Sen Supt Stephen Williams was appointed CoP.
    Further Wayne Hade (calypsonian Watchman) was a corporal in the TTPS when he applied for and was successful in landing a big senior United Nations (UN) security position after intensive assessments and interviews by an international panel.
    Further, another TTPS Corporal Sheridan, who might have been acting Sargeant, was similarly appointed as Security Chief at the OAS.

  29. Technical committee recommend Charles who all yuh trying to fool is one man who recommending he and the committee not agreeing all yuh feel people stupid.

  30. Well Siewdath Persad, the current CoP started as a constable. So why not take a constable and appoint him as Commissioner of Police and forget all the other steps?
    How does that fit into your thinking?

  31. Wtf is this this man fail before and he is terrible we better of with fenwick

  32. Sio, if DJW only pick SCF he would be doing himself no favours.
    If he wants to salvage respect from the TT football fraternity and attract support of prospective sponsors he needs to flip the script.
    What better way to do it than by driving an executive decision to hire a hometown hero!
    BTW this is free advice I’m offering DJW to salvage his rapidly declining reputation as TTFA president lol.

  33. TTFA President would pick his colleague Stuart Charles-Fevrier for the new National Coach. By time we recognize in this country the “Lions don’t loose sleep over the opinions of the sheep ‘.

  34. Strange, abnormal, surprising, bizarre, odd, puzzling. OR is the TTFA? Normal!

  35. Also, while the immediate focus is centred around qualifying for Russia 2018, the TTFA decision should also incorporate a rebuilding/remodeling/reshaping process beyond next year’s World Cup. Starting NOW, with a new coach.