Waterhouse tell Paul Young goodbye ... Patrick returns to lead RSPL strugglers
Waterhouse tell Paul Young goodbye
... Patrick returns to lead RSPL strugglers
President of Waterhouse football club Fitzroy Vidal his team can salvage whats left of the season and escape from relegation after a third coaching change since the start of the season.
Just over two months after taking over as technical director and head coach oat the club, coach Paul Young has been relieved of his duty, with the familiar face of Anthony Patrick now charged with rescuing the Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) strugglers.
Its a move that Vidal hopes will lift them from the bottom of the table.
"We are optimistic that we can improve our results. We have a very good squad a very good team. Its surprising that this team is where it is in the table; if you see them in training they are a delight but we are not coming together on match day. But I remain confident, we have to take it on game by game basis and fix things," Vidal said.
Young, a former Jamaican international was handed the reigns of the Drewsland-based club in December after returning from the United States with the team sitting at the foot of the RSPL points table with 13 points from 16 games.
However, after picking up a mere eight points from his nine games in charge of the two-time national champions, the club felt it was necessary to make the change.
Vidal credited Young for his effort but believes the change will bring renewed energy to the team's torrid campaign. Vidal noted that the decision was taken mutually, while noting that Kevin Lamey will act as Patrick's assistant for the remainder of the season.
"Football is about wins," said Vidal. "Of course we have been in a precarious position and we felt it necessary to make some changes to see if we can bring some energy to the team."
"The coach (Young) has done a valiant job; discipline has improved, but we are still not scoring enough goals and winning as a habit," said Vidal. "We have a few games to go in the season and we are giving ourselves a chance. We need to invigorate the team, psychology is a big part of the sport and we are confident this change will have the desired effect."
Calvert Fitzgerald started the campaign on the club's bench but he was replaced by Patrick, who served for a month before committing his focus to Dinthill, during their schoolboy season.
Young was brought in at the end of the year with Patrick working alongside him for a period.
Waterhouse fans will welcome Patrick's appointment after the tactician led them to the final in the 2013/14 season and the semi-finals last year.
Waterhouse's next game is away to Cavalier on Sunday.