Patrick returns to Waterhouse
ANTHONY Patrick is back as coach of Waterhouse FC men's senior football team following the resignation of Calvert Fitzgerald earlier this week.
Fitzgerald took over at Waterhouse for a second stint as head coach in the premier league two months ago, but after a 4-0 whipping by Tivoli Gardens last Sunday at the Edward Seaga Stadium, he tendered his resignation to the club last Wednesday.
Waterhouse are in 11th position on four points from six games in the 12-team league having won only once, losing four times, and drawn one encounter.
Patrick, who was coach of Waterhouse team up to last season, left the job because he took up a role as technical director at Dinthill Technical High.
"Well, yes, I accepted the head coach position and Paul Young will be the technical director," Patrick told STAR Sports yesterday.
"Waterhouse will train in the mornings in order to facilitate my job at Dinthill," he explained.
With the Waterhouse team in the relegation zone just ahead of newcomers UWI FC, Patrick is confident in turning around the fortunes of the team.
"When I took over two seasons ago, the team was in a similar situation and I helped to turn the team around, so I can do that again and challenge for the championship," Patrick reasoned.
Fitzgerald, who was fired in 2006 before returning in the summer said the team was not getting the desired results.
"Football is a result driven sport and Waterhouse was not getting the desired results, and as head coach, I was responsible. I got the support of management and the team looked good in training but was not delivering consistently in the matches.
"I though it was prudent to offer my resignation so that the club could consider other options in order to correct the situation," he said in a release from the Waterhouse FC.