Patrick heading to Maverley-Hughenden
Former Waterhouse FC coach Anthony Patrick is set to take over at struggling red Stripe Premier League football team Maverley-Hughenden FC.
The newly-promoted team have had a string of poor results under the guidance of coach Lijyasu Simms since the start of the 2016-17 season.
A close source told STAR Sports that Patrick was contacted by the club's executive last weekend about taking over as coach.
Patrick, who himself came under fire during the last season at Waterhouse, accepted the position yesterday and is expected to start today. Patrick came in at the end of last season helping to save Waterhouse from relegation.
However, when contacted yesterday afternoon, Craig Walters, Maverley-Hughenden FC president said that at the moment there is no change.
"It is obvious that things are not going well. We will meet with the technical team and discuss the matter. At this point there is no change to the coaching job," Walters told STAR Sports.
The source also claimed that the team is a good one with quality players.
"We have players that can win the league, but we are struggling under coach Simms," the source disclosed.
Maverley-Hughenden FC returned to the premier league after 24 years when they won the Kingston and St Andrew Football Association (KSAFA) Super League and then placed second in the Jamaica Football Federation play-offs last summer.
The club added 11 new players to their squad but are struggling to keep pace in the nation's elite league.
They are currently in 10th position on 13 points from 14 matches.
In the last fixture, Maverley-Hughenden went down 1-0 to reigning champions Montego Bay United through a strike by Johann Weatherley in time added. That was the KSAFA club's fourth loss in the last five games and fifth overall.