Theodore “Tappa” Whitmore, former head coach of the Jamaica National Senior Men’s Football team has been appointed as the new head coach for the Mount Pleasant Football Academy, a professional football club that currently plays in the Premier League.
This announcement was made on the social media pages of the Academy on Wednesday, welcoming Whitmore to the club. The caption of the post read, “The new big man in charge is ready and excited about his new role here at Mount Pleasant and we can’t wait to get the ball rolling under our new head coach”.
Subsequently, an interview was conducted in which he expressed his anticipation of again working in the sport and the new capacity that he is appointed to fulfil, “It’s a pleasure not only to be at Mount Pleasant but to be back in football and I’m really excited to be back and I’m looking to the challenges,” he said.
Coach Whitmore mentioned that he understands the challenges that will come with the new role, however, he looks forward to undertaking the challenges. He declared that he does not want people to expect him to work a “miracle”, as it is instrumental that he and the players work together to ensure the ultimate level of success.
He also alluded that there will be some reshuffling in terms of the players that are currently on the team, whereby he plans to acquire players who are committed and focused with the right attitude to win. Also, included in the plans are changes to come for his technical team.
Late last year, news circulated in the media that Head Coach Theodore Whitmore of the Jamaica National Senior Men Football team was fired amid the Reggae Boyz substandard results in the Concacaf World Cup qualifying. A statement was later released by the Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) that said, “Theodore Whitmore has been relieved of his duties with immediate effect.”
Watch Theodore “Tappa” Whitmore’s interview below:
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