News day reporter
RUSSELL LATAPY has resigned as manager of the Barbados men’s football team.
The former Trinidad and Tobago midfielder and captain, who took charge in 2019, has announced his resignation after months of mounting pressure from the Barbadian public. The development comes as no surprise, given the Barbados Tridents’ dismal performance over the past two months.
Barbados Football Association (BFA) President Randy Harris confirmed Latapy’s resignation in a press release.
“After lengthy discussions, Russell has decided to tender his resignation as Head Coach of the Senior Men’s National Team with immediate effect.
“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 on our leadership and leadership team and wish him and his family every success in the future,” said Harris.
Harris said the BFA would begin looking for a new coach and would continue to guide the growth of local and national football through various development initiatives aimed at all levels of football.
“We remain committed to launching the official return of football to Barbados in August with the Republic Cup and Women’s Super League and will provide further details on these tournaments next month,” he added.
The senior side have continually struggled over the past few months, losing 9-0 and 5-0 to TT and Guyana in an international friendly earlier this year. They have also failed to win any of their four matches in the ongoing Concacaf Nations League, having lost twice to Guadeloupe and Cuba, as well as Antigua and Barbuda.