Sporting dismiss coach Vassell Reynolds

BY Oshane Tobias

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

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RED Stripe Premier League strugglers Sporting Central Academy have parted company with coach Vassell Reynolds, club chairman Courtney Murray has confirmed.

Reynolds' dismissal follows a string of poor results with the Clarendon side, who slipped to within six points of the relegation zone after failing to win a game in 10 outings.

"It was definitely mutual," Murray said of the decision to sack Reynolds, who had two previous stints with Sporting before being appointed on a full-time basis at the start of the season.

"We actually had a very good conversation about the issue and, let me tell you, I don't think we'll ever find another coach who will do the things that Mr Reynolds has done for Sporting.

"But this is football; we were having some poor results and we just thought that we needed a change to give the players some inspiration," Murray added.

Under Reynolds' stewardship this season, Sporting amassed 27 points in 24 games following six wins, nine draws and nine defeats to occupy ninth-place in the 12-team league.

Meantime, Murray also confirmed that Under-21 coach Nigel Stewart will take charge of first-team duties for the rest of the season.

"There are no plans to appoint a new coach at the moment," he said. "We think Mr Stewart is capable of (leading) the team for the rest of the season."




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