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Naparima College Head Coach Angus Eve during the 2018 Coca-Cola Intercol National Final against San Juan North Secondary at Ato Boldon Stadium, Couva on December 4th 2018. Photo: Kerlon Orr/CA-images

The FIFA appointed Normalisation Committee (NC) of the Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA) has appointed Angus Eve on Sunday as Interim head coach of the T&T senior men's team ahead of the Concacaf Gold Cup Preliminary Round which takes place next month.

Eve, the coach of Naparima College on accepting the position, which runs until August 31, told TTFA Media that: “I’m really honoured and privileged to have this opportunity to continue to represent my country. I’m committed to providing a lift to Trinidad and Tobago, especially in this time where we are battling with so many different adversities at the same time.”

With the Gold Cup around the corner where the Soca Warriors will face off against Montserrat on July 2 in Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA, the appointment of an Interim head coach had to be made in very short order. As such, a selection panel of NC member Nicholas Gomez, former national coach and Technical director Anton Corneal and former national players Anthony Sherwood and Richard Chinapoo met on Saturday to finalize the selection of the replacement for Englishman Terry Fenwick, who was fired on Friday, along while the staff of assistant Kelvin Jack and Derek King were also relieved of their duties.

Eve, 49, a former national player was recommended to the NC as the preferred candidate.

NC Chairman Robert Hadad stated, “We thank the previous coaching staff for their commitment and efforts. We now look forward to the Gold Cup competition and wish Angus all the best. We will do our very best to support him and the team.”

The NC will be consulting with Eve to finalize his coaching staff.

After the Gold Cup, a process overseen by an independent selection panel will invite and review applications, in anticipation of appointing the new Senior Men’s National Team head coach in September 2021.

SOURCE: T&T Guardian