Harbour View change tactics for new RSPL season

July 14, 2017

 

Red Stripe Premier League Harbour View is modifying its approach for the 2017/18 season after finishing outside of the top six in the nation's elite league for the first time in 23 years last season.

The club finished in ninth position and have since promoted former Reggae Boyz captain and Harbour View player Ricardo 'Bibi' Gardner from assistant to head coach. National striker Fabian Taylor has been appointed his assistant in the hopes of reviving its campaign.

 

Developing club talents

 

Club general manager Clyde Jureidini said that in addition to Gardner's new role, in which he will replace former coach, Ludlow Bernard, the team has exported 17 players overseas over the last few seasons which means they will now have to focus on developing the talent they have at the club in order to change things.

"The aim is to continue exporting players, but we also want to be in a position to challenge for the title in the top league," Jureidini told STAR Sports.

"In the short term we have to continue to improve on the quality of playing," he added.

Harbour View flirted with relegation last season and ended on 36 points in the 12-team league ahead of Boys' Town who finished in tenth, and relegated clubs - Maverley-Hughenden and Jamalco.

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