Young returns to Waterhouse
Former Reggae Boy Paul Young is back at Waterhouse Football Club. Young took over as technical director and head coach of the struggling Drewsland-based club yesterday.
Waterhouse is at the bottom of the 12-team Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) on 13 points after 16 games in the preliminary stage. The two-time national champions have found the competition difficult this season, with only three wins. They have four draws and nine losses.
The club started the 2015-16 season with Calvert Fitzgerald as head coach, but he was quickly replaced by Anthony Patrick after only six games. Now, Young has taken over coaching duties.
Young is in his second stint as coach at Waterhouse. He first coached there in 2009 and was replaced by Geoffrey Maxwell. He also served as head coach at Portmore from 2005-7.
"The club is in a challenging position, but I am up to the task," Young said via a press release from Waterhouse FC.
When STAR Sports visited Waterhouse yesterday morning, Young was seen in charge, with Kevin Lamey as his assistant. Patrick was absent.
Fitzroy Vidal, who took over as president of Waterhouse FC in July, confirmed that after two months of negotiation, Young is back at 'Firehouse'.
"The club is in an unusual position; hence, management had to make a decision, and we believe that Paul Young can help to change our fortune. Patrick, who was an interim coach, will still play a role at the club.
"Waterhouse has a lot of constraints, and it is only positive results that drive success for a football club; hence, a new technical director has been brought on board at this time," Vidal said.