Tue, Aug


Trinidad and Tobago could know today who will replace German Otto Pfister as national coach.

Late yesterday the T&T Football Federation (TTFF), under acting president Lennox Watson, had their executive meeting, at which decisions concerning the fate of the team were expected to be taken.

Fans have awaited word on who will head T&T's technical team after Pfister's contract ran out late last year.

Trinidad and Tobago suffered a disastrous 2014 World Cup qualifying campaign, dumped out of the competition after away losses to Bermuda and Guyana, following which Pfister was sent on leave in November.

T&T's footballers have not been in action since, but they are due to face Finland in a friendly on January 22.

The TTFF has announced a 20-man squad to prepare for that contest, but have just nine days to put together a technical team and training sessions before the match.

Given that the match is so close, it is likely that a local coach will take control of the team for the fixture in an interim period, before a long-term technical staff is put in place.

The likely names that could fill the period on short notice are Anton Corneal and Hutson Charles, who both served as assistant national coaches under Pfister.

Under-23 coach Angus Eve is also another option, although he is also currently preparing the T&T Olympic team for their own friendly against Finland.