Newly appointed North East Stars head coach Angus Eve has struck the ground running.
The former San Juan Jabloteh and Ma Pau SC assistant coach said he has already done his scouting and chats with new players have already commenced.
“I’ve already begun chatting with players,” he said on Wednesday following his official unveiling as head coach of the Sangre Grande club.
“That’s the first step,” continued the 39 year-old Eve. “I know the League so there is no need to go and have a set of trials all over.”
This week club President Darryl Mahabir announced signing Eve on a two-season deal which will end in 2014 and that the club parted ways with Brazilian Emerson Alcantara following the 2011-12 TT Pro League season.
Eve added, “We know the players we are targeting. If any of the players aren’t satisfied with what we have for them, then we also have a back up player. We have done our research and scouting already. It’s just to have the players in and start talking to them.”
Eve who recently completed a stint as the Trinidad and Tobago U23s head coach further explained that existing North East Stars players wouldn’t be discarded without a chance.
“(We) are not going to discard the players who are here but to make the team better and more competitive we need to bring in a few.
“The guys who are here …have the first chance to keep their shirts, but there would be competition from the players who are coming in. We are trying to develop the team to make it much better.
“We have a wealth of experience here, so the players we are bringing in are definitely going to be younger players. We are going to develop them and wean them in with the more senior players so that we can have a good unit.
“We want to have a nice balance here to have a bunch of experienced and young players to allow those young players to be the best that they can be,” said the North East Stars coach in search of the right mixture.