Assistant coaches Desmond Bailey and Reynold Carrington have been promoted as interim head coaches of T&TEC FC for the Digicel Pro Bowl in the absence of regular first team coach, Dexter Cyrus.
Cyrus led the ‘Electric Boys’ to the South Zone title in 2008, runner-up position in the 2009 Super League and Super League winners in 2010, before the club joined the TT Pro League in the 2011-12 season where under Cyrus enjoyed runner-up positions in the First Citizens Cup, Toyota Classic and the Digicel Pro League Championship a point behind winners W Connection.
However rumors have circulated over the past weeks that the club has parted ways with the former Trinidad and Tobago international, something both Cyrus and T&TEC FC have dismissed.
Cyrus told www.ttproleague.com that he is simply preparing the club’s pre-season program.
T&TEC FC manager Peter Mohan reiterated Cyrus’ response saying, “Cyrus is still with us. Bailey and Carrington are in charge of the team during the Digicel Pro Bowl because Cyrus is working on our pre-season plans ahead of next season.
Last pre-season we just jumped into it but this time we want to tighten up the whole thing.”
Last Friday T&TEC under Bailey and Carrington, both former W Connection assistants defeated DIRECTV North East Stars 2-1 in the quarter-final round of the Digicel Pro Bowl at the Mannie Ramjohn Stadium with defender Anthony Noriega netting twice in the first half.
The ‘Electric Boys’ are one match away from another Final this season, when they face Defence Force FC from 8pm at the Marabella venue on Friday 11 May in the semi-final round. W Connection and Caledonia AIA are against each other in the earlier semi-final from 6pm.
Digicel Pro Bowl
Friday 11 May 2012
Mannie Ramjohn Stadium
W Connection vs Caledonia AIA—6pm
T&TEC FC vs Defence Force—8pm