Tate booted at Waterhouse

November 29, 2016
@Normal:Marvin Tate (right), head coach of the Waterhouse Football Club, and player Theo Brown at a Red Stripe Premier League press conference held at Red Stripe on Spanish Town Road on September 15.

After 13 games and eight losses this season, beleaguered Red Stripe Premier League team Waterhouse Football Club has fired its coach, Marvin Tate.

It is rumoured that Tate will be replaced by former Tivoli Gardens FC title-winning coach Glendon 'Admiral' Bailey.

Waterhouse have struggled under the former Village United coach, Tate, this season. They sit second from bottom with 11 points, four more than last place, Boys' Town and two adrift of promoted teams Maverley-Hughenden and Jamalco.

They have won just three of their 13 matches.

When contacted, Waterhouse general secretary Richard McCallum confirmed the sacking of the ex-Calabar coach and said they have already identified his replacement.

However, he would not say who would take over the Waterhouse hot seat.

"We will put out a release in a few hours, but yes, we have parted company mutually," he said.

When quizzed on who will take charge of the team he added, "That will be said in the media release."

WORST ATTACKING RECORD

The Drewsland-based club has the worst attacking record in the league, scoring less than a goal a game, with just 10 to their name for far this season.

The team also have the fifth-worst defensive statistics with 15 goals conceded.

Last season, Waterhouse escaped relegation on the final day of the season, thanks to victory over Boys' Town. The club was hoping to fare better this campaign and with Tate at the helm, made numerous changes including recalling veteran Irvino English to help in the cause.

One game into the second round, the Drewsland executive appeared to have lost faith in Tate and one source close to the club said they would look to the 'Admiral' for inspiration to save their season.

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