'No bad blood' - Reynolds says he left Wolmer's on good terms
COACH Vassell Reynolds has jumped ship from FLOW Super Cup champions Wolmer’s Boys, citing "no bad blood", to leave for a bigger coaching role at former daCosta Cup champions Ruseas High.
However, a member of Wolmer’s management team confirmed with STAR Sports that he did not want Reynolds to leave, but pointed to differences in the management team.
Despite leading the Maroon and Gold lads to the FLOW Cup and ending last season as beaten Manning Cup finalists, Reynolds said he will have “massive support from the Ruseas administration and fans".
“Like in any programme, there would have been challenges, and sometimes difficulties, but one thing for certain, I did not leave in any bad blood. It’s just that my last two years, I thought I would have achieved a lot, and I have achieved somewhat my objective,” he reasoned.
Reynolds told STAR Sports he was in discussions with the Ruseas’ management from late last year, but reached an official agreement in February.
He will be put in charge of the school’s overall football programme, which is a three-year contract, as well as being a teacher on contract.
“I thought it was the right time, leaving with my head up high and the fact that I would have gotten this offer for some time now. I just decided to make the move without any specific issue with anybody.”
Reynolds’ achievement as coach of Wolmer’s include winning the prestigious FLOW Super Cup title last season, but losing the Manning Cup to many-time champions Jamaica College. In 2015, Reynolds’ won the Walker Cup with Wolmer's, defeating St George's College.
He believes he made a good contribution to the Wolmer’s programme, “except for the fact that we felt we would have won the Manning Cup".
Meanwhile, Reynolds wants to make his mark in the daCosta Cup immediately.
“I would have gone and assessed Ruseas, and would have been very impressed. I am looking to build on what the team had done last year. The quality and support is there to take it a step further and I am at least eyeing a semi-final place next year,” he said.