'Tappa' Whitmore fired by JFF, announcement on his replacement to come later today

By December 09, 2021

Theodore Whitmore has been fired by the Jamaica Football Federation, Sportsmax.TV has confirmed.

The former national player turned coach was informed today of the decision to do away with his services.

Whitmore, who had been in charge of the Reggae Boyz since 2016, has seen the team, on paper one of the strongest in CONCACAF, struggle in the Octogonal round of the FIFA 2022 World Cup qualifiers.

Jamaica lies sixth in the table with seven points from eight games and faces an uphill task to make at least the top four. The top three teams automatically qualify for the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar with the fourth-placed team facing a playoff in order to qualify.

Over two stints as head coach -2009-2013 – after replacing John Barnes as head coach and 2016-2021 when he replaced German national, Winfried Schafer - the 49-year-old Whitemore led the national team in 107 matches winning 47, drawing 22 and losing 38.

He led the team to the 2017 Gold Cup final in the USA where Jamaica lost 2-1 to the home side.

 

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