'Bibi' ready for Harbour View head coach test..

June 17, 2017
Gardner

Former Reggae Boy star, Ricardo 'Bibi' Gardner, said he is ready for the challenge as new Harbour View head coach and that he will be giving it 100 percent to help take the club back to where he said they deserve to be.

The ex-Bolton Wanderers player, who was recently appointed head coach of the east Kingston Club, expects a very difficult task in trying to take his club back to the pinnacle of local football next season, but he said it is one that he is looking forward to.

"These are the challenges in life that you look for to test your credibility and what you want to achieve in your short-term and long-term goals. It's an experience that I am really looking forward to, and I just want to give of my best to try and help the club to be the best they can be,' he told STAR Sports.

 

Playing experience

 

All of Gardner's coaching experience prior to this is at the youth level, but he played over a decade in the English Premier League with Bolton and in international football with Jamaica. With the Reggae Boyz, Gardner earned over 100 caps, and he hopes to bring all that experience into helping to make Harbour View a force to be reckoned with again.

"There is a lot of experience that I have brought forward with me and I have learnt a lot as Mr (Ludlow) Bernard's assistant. So with that experience and my playing experience, I will try to bring all that over the senior team. I have my own philosophy, but I am a person who believes anything is possible and this is a challenge that I am looking forward to and taking it one day at a time," he continued.

The former Wolmer's Boys' School star said the responsibility for improving the team will fall on his and his coaching staff's shoulders, and they will be leaving nothing for chance

"It's our job as coaches to try and get the best out of the players every day in training and to create a positive environment, where they will enjoy coming each day and have something they want to be a part of. I am looking to give it 100 per cent and see where that takes us," he said.

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