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T&T coach sent packing
by Andy McKenzie


Trinidad & Tobago coach Bertille St. Clair has been rewarded for leading the Caribbean side to the semi-final of the CONCACAF Gold Cup with the boot.

  • Despite enjoying their most successful Gold Cup under the Tobagonian St. Clair, the coach has been relieved of his duties after two-and-a-half years, it was announced on February 28.

  • Three players, former captain David Nakhid, the Switzerland-based Jerren Nixon and reserve goalkeeper Michael McComie have also been dropped from the team after voicing their disappointment at the performances in the US.

  • T&T missed out on a place in the final of the Gold Cup, suffering a shock 1-0 defeat at the hands of Canada in Los Angeles, USA on February 24.

  • Richard Brathwaite, the team manager has been retained as general manager of all national teams, but a new manager for the senior team will also be announced on March 2. Scotsman Ian Porterfield, the former Chelsea manager, is among those said to be in contention for the coaching role.

  • T&T tackle the Netherland Antilles in a World Cup qualifying match at the Hasely Crawford Stadium in Mucurapo on March 4.

  • Under St. Clair T&T won two Caribbean championships and scored historic wins against South Africa and Colombia under his guidance.
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