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.

Sacked head coach of the Trinidad and Tobago men’s national team, Dennis Lawrence, will be replaced as early as next weekend to give the new boss time to help the side prepare for a two-legged CONCACAF Gold Cup playoff against either Guyana or Barbados.

The next FIFA match window is in March of 2020, giving the new coach just three months between the first acid test and turning the fortunes of the Soca Warriors around.

Trinidad and Tobago are in freefall at the moment, winning just one game in 2019 and currently lie at 104th in the world, just a few ranking places above its lowest all-time position.

A statement from the William Wallace-led Trinidad and Tobago Football Association on Sunday confirmed the sacking of the 45-year-old coach, who has been in charge of the national team since January 2017.

According to reports coming out of Trinidad and Tobago, the TTFA’s board had a nine-hour meeting Saturday at the Ato Boldon Stadium. It was at that meeting that the decision was taken to relieve the coach of his duties.

The TTFA’s statement said Lawrence’s representatives and the board will meet to determine the terms of his departure.

Under Lawrence, Trinidad played 31 matches. They won five, drew seven and lost 19 for a win percentage of 16.13 per cent.

In those matches, TT scored 36 goals while conceding 53.

Despite that poor record, Lawrence may be another in a long list of coaches to be owed significant amounts by the TTFA.

The coach had two years left on his contract and had delayed signing that contract until a performance clause for his sacking was removed.

The clause had said Lawrence had to maintain an annual success rate of 40 per cent while dropping no more than six points in the FIFA rankings.

Lawrence has overseen a 20-point drop in the rankings stemming from 795 days without winning a competitive game.

It is not yet known who the William Wallace-led Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA) have been considering as replacement for Lawrence, but when the former T&T defender was given the job, Stephen Hart, Terry Fenwick and Stuart Charles-Fevrier were the names on the shortlist.

Hart recently said the job was not one he would consider under the circumstances that existed in Trinidad & Tobago.

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Trinidad and Tobago coach Dennis Lawrence is hopeful of seeing the country capable of producing players capable of replicating the success of its golden generation.

The like of Dwight Yorke, a Manchester United stars, Russell Latapy and Stern John wowed opponents and fans at the highest level of the game.  While admitting that the current squad lacked that level of talent and experience, the coach, who was part of a historic team that took part in the 2006 World Cup, admitted that it was the national programme’s ultimate objective.

“I don’t think we have a player at that level. Dwight Yorke won the Champions League and played in the Premier League for a number of years.  That is the talent we need to get back to,” Lawrence said in assessing the current squad.

“We need to have players on this more competitive level because it helps the football and it helps the other players around them.

 The idea is for us to come together as a group and develop that type of talent,” he added.  The coach insisted that it would be a work in progress.

“We going to create the Dwight Yorke and the Stern Johns and the Russell Latapy over a number of years but for now it’s all about baby steps.”

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