According to reports, the head coach of the Jamaican Men’s National Football Team Theodore “Tappa” Whitmore was sacked and is expected to be replaced by Ricky Hill while former Reggae Boy Paul Hall remains as an assistant coach. However the latest reports have stated otherwise, there was a meeting about the coach’s future with unconfirmed details being reported that Tappa was fired.
On Wednesday, just hours before the rumours broke, Reggae Boy Ravel Morrison defended Tappa against a tweet requesting the sacking. A fan tweeted, “Tappa to be sacked,” Reval replied stated that, “Makes no sense to sack tappa,” highlighting that the last two matches were the best so far for the Boyz and that they were “unlucky to not take maximum point out of both games.”
49-year-old Whitmore who was a legendary player for Jamaica started coaching the Reggae Boyz back in 2007, he stepped down once and was reassigned as the head coach not long after.
Check out “Tappa” Whitmore’s Managerial record by team and tenure below.
Jamaica played to a 1-1 draw vs USA at the National Stadium in Kingston on Tuesday, taking just 2 points from a desired 4 points in the last two World Cup Qualifiers. Jamaica now has 6 more remaining games to play, 2 matches away and the other 4 at home.
Jamaica is currently 6th in the standings on just 7 points.