Gayle back at Waterhouse
It is official! Bruce Bicknell, chairman of Waterhouse FC, has confirmed that Marcel 'Fuzzy' Gayle is the new head coach of the club's senior men's team.
Gayle is set to be unveiled in a ceremony today at Waterhouse Stadium and he will start working with the team next Monday.
"That is correct. He (Gayle) is the new head coach of the club. He was an assistant there and now returns as the coach. As far as I am concerned, Gayle is one of the best coaches. The community loves him, so we decided to bring him back home," Bicknell told STAR Sports yesterday.
Gayle who spent the last 10 years at the University of the West Indies as assistant coach, then head coach and Super League titles as well as promotion to the Premier League, signed a three-year deal at Waterhouse on Thursday night.
"I left Waterhouse as an assistant coach 10 years ago and went to UWI where I have grown and gained valuable experience as a coach. I thank UWI for some wonderful years," Gayle said.
"It was always a dream to be head coach at Waterhouse. But, although my family expressed a bit of concern, I have decided to return to Waterhouse which is my community and boyhood club. I have a good feeling coming back home and I am overwhelmed to be working with some former colleagues,' he pointed out.
"My aim is to bring back the glory days to Waterhouse. I want to change the outlook of some people towards the community. I love football and it can be used as a tool," Gayle further said.
Gayle replaced Donovan Duckie who opted out of a three-year verbal agreement with Waterhouse and is now at Red Stripe Premier League newcomers Mount Pleasant Football Academy.
Duckie took Waterhouse from the relegation zone to the RSPL final where they were beaten by Portmore last May.
Waterhouse have won the national title twice in 1998 and 2006.