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Latapy resigns

Latapy resigns
Head coach of the Barbados senior national men’s team, Russell Latapy. (FILE)

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Russell Latapy will no longer be coaching the Barbados Senior Men’s National Football team.

The announcement in a media release from the Barbados Football Association (BFA) on Monday.

“After much discussion, Russell has decided to tender his resignation as Head Coach of the Senior Men’s National team with immediate effect,” said BFA President Randy Harris.

“On behalf of the BFA, we extend our sincere thanks to Mr Latapy for his service to football in Barbados. We are grateful to have had Russell as part of our management and leadership team and we wish him and his family every success in the future.”

Latapy came under heavy criticism after Barbados’ outing in the 2022-2023 Concacaf Nations League where they lost all three group matches, stretching the winless streak to 15 matches and only one goal in six matches.

Several former national players and football fans on social media called for his resignation, but at the time, the BFA said his job was secure.

Some of the national players also threatened to walk if Latapy was fired.

Harris said the BFA would commence the search for a new coach for the Tridents and would continue to guide the growth of local and national football through various developmental initiatives aimed at all levels of football.

“We remain committed to launching the official return to football in Barbados in August with the Republic Cup and Women’s Super League and will provide further details about these tournaments next month.”  (PR/SAT)