RUSSELL LATAPY has resigned as coach of the Barbados men’s football team.
The former Trinidad and Tobago midfielder and captain, who took up the position in 2019, called it quits after months of mounting pressure from the Barbadian public. The development comes as no surprise, given Barbados Tridents’ dismal performances over the last couple of months.
President of the Barbados Football Association (BFA) Randy Harris confirmed Latapy’s resignation in a press release.
“After much discussion, Russell has decided to tender his resignation as head coach of the Senior Men’s National team with immediate effect.
“On behalf of the BFA, we extend our sincere thanks to Mr Latapy for his service to football in Barbados. We are grateful to have had Russell as part of our management and leadership team and we wish him and his family every success in the future,” Harris said.
Harris said the BFA will start looking for a new coach and will continue to guide the growth of local and national football through various developmental initiatives aimed at all levels of football.
“We remain committed to launching the official return to football in Barbados in August with the Republic Cup and Women’s Super League and will provide further details about these tournaments next month,” he added.
The senior side has continuously struggled over the past months, with 9-0 and 5-0 losses to TT and Guyana in an international friendly earlier this year. They have also failed to win any of their four matches in the ongoing Concacaf Nations League, having lost twice to Guadeloupe and fellow table-leaders Cuba, along with Antigua and Barbuda.
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