England National League football club, Wrexham AFC, have appointed a new manager; and it is not Trinidad and Tobago’s Dennis Lawrence.
Lawrence was tipped as favourite for the post, after former club manager Sam Ricketts quit for greener pastures, two weeks ago. However, the current Soca Warriors head coach Dennis Lawrence seemed to be more interested in continuing with the national team as opposed to returning to the Wales-based team which him his first professional contract.
Today, Wrexham director Spencer Harris announced that their caretaker manager, Graham Barrow—who served as Ricketts’ assistant—will be entrusted to handle their affairs for the foreseeable future.
“Graham has worked at every level of football and for where we find ourselves today,” Harris told the club website, “he was the outstanding candidate and we are delighted to appoint him.”
Lawrence could potentially be unemployed on 31 January 2019 when his contract with the Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA) expires. However president David John-Williams publicly vowed to keep the former World Cup 2006 standout and the six foot seven coach appears to have taken him on his word.
John-Williams is yet to schedule a meeting with the TTFA board of directors to open talks on a contract extension for Lawrence.
Incidentally, the Warriors travel to Wrexham next year, as the TTFA confirmed a friendly engagement with Wales at the club’s Racecourse Ground on 20 March.
Lawrence will hope to still be in charge then.