Terry Fenwick takes up head coach duties with Soca Warriors

By December 21, 2019
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Former England defender, coach of Central FC and San Juan Jabloteh in the Trinidad and Tobago (T&T) Pro League, Terry Fenwick, has been named the head coach of the twin-island republic’s senior football team, the Soca Warriors.

Fenwick was named successor to Dennis Lawrence after the latter was sacked for overseeing a significant downturn in the fortunes of the Soca Warriors.

Lawrence’s tenure coincided with the Soca Warriors failure in the CONCACAF Nations League, which forced them into a playoff for a place in the next CONCACAF Gold Cup.

To get into the playoffs, the Soca Warriors will have to beat either Guyana or Barbados in June in a two-leg affair.

To that end, Fenwick will begin his tenure on January 1, 2020, and must sure up friendlies for the Soca Warriors by the next FIFA international window in March.

Fenwick was offered a two-year contract by the Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA) with an option to extend it to four, depending on his performances.

“We received strong representation from a number of candidates for the position of head coach,” said TTFA president William Wallace, via the TTFA Media, “but Terry’s knowledge of our football, coupled with his international experience made him the obvious choice.

“I am delighted and excited by Terry’s appointment as it represents a significant step in our overall re-development. As part of the National Teams Programme, his influence will be felt at all levels and the TTFA Board is looking forward to supporting him in every way possible.”

Wallace himself is new to the TTFA, only recently winning a vote to get the better of former TTFA boss, David John-Williams.

The TTFA Technical Committee is the organization that handles the hiring and firing of national coaches at the different levels, and according to its chairman, Keith Look Loy, choosing Fenwick was obvious.

“There is no better candidate in Trinidad and Tobago than Terry Fenwick,” Look Loy told Trinidad and Tobago online news entity, Wired868.

“Everyone else has had a chance… He is the best choice we have in Trinidad and Tobago and now he has to go and validate that confidence the Board and Technical Committee have shown in him. It is his baby.

“If he succeeds, then he gets his bonuses, he gets his contract extension and he gets to take the project forward, which is what we want,” said Look Loy.

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