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South End are mixing no matters at the moment adding Leroy De Leon as one of their senior coaches to work alongside Technical Director Anthony Rougier.
General Manager David Farrell a former manager at North East Stars revealed that advisor Anthony Rougier and Leon De Leon, both former Trinidad and Tobago internationals will be at the heading the coaching at Point Fortin based South End.

Farrell is adamant that 2009 will be their debut year in the TT Pro League saying,"We are at the moment finalizing sponsorship deals which we are confident will come through," said Farrell. "So we can confidently say that we will be part of the League this season."

Rougier who worked alongside Farrell at North East Stars at the
beginning of last season holds the role as Technical Director while De Leon will fit the role as one of the senior coaches.

"People like Leroy is someone who has been there done it. I think his role with us will be beyond coaching. He knows what it is to be a great player and we hope he will motivate our players into becoming better than they think," said Rougier who believes De Leon is probably the best player of all-time to surface out of Trinidad and Tobago.

De Leon, now 60 years old, was last based in the US working coaching academies while Rougier at a much younger age only retired as a player two seasons ago with his last club being south based United Petrotrin.

Rogier further mentioned that he is on the verge of singing another coach with Reynold Carrington and Clint Marcelle being two of the names on his shortlist.

Rougier began screening sessions this month and will continue in February before a final cut will be made. Rougier preferred not to name any of the players that are already on his shortlist but assured that he will have a unique bunch when the final cut is made at the end of February.

"Obviously we are a new team. We will have to look for players from all over. But we want to play a unique style of football that will be appreciated and we will have some very interesting players when we make that final cut next month," said the former European based professional.

"They (players in screening) are not contracted with us so we prefer not to release the names. They are not contracted so basically we don't own them."

South End hopes to attract interests in areas such as Cedros, Siparia and Penal as they look forward to their debut Pro League season. However a title chase is not at the top of their minds, according to Rougier.

"I am sure that I will have a well prepared and disciplined team that the people in Trinidad and Tobago will appreciate. I respect all the teams in the Pro League and their coaches so it's difficult to say that we are going to come into the League and say that we are going to win it."

"But what I can say is that we are going to prepare our players for the bigger challenges of life and 2009 will be a learning period. I was fortunate through my experiences abroad as a player to develop myself for life after football and I will now take this opportunity to better prepare our players," added the former Trinidad and Tobago defensive midfielder.

South End's plan according to Rougier includes community service and academic training for players as they try to create one of the respected clubs.