Former Trinidad and Tobago midfielder and the most capped red, white and black player with 117 caps, Angus Eve wants to lift the bar in his coaching career.
The former assistant coach to Terry Fenwick at San Juan Jabloteh, is now former assistant to Ma Pau SC’s head coach Michael McComie having cut short his three year contract in February with the Woodbrook based club.
Eve explained this week that he is now ready to take on the challenge of head coach having gained enough knowledge for the managerial position.
“I left my contract a little bit early on mutual terms with Ma Pau,” said Eve who joined Ma Pau in 2009 on a three-year along with Head Coach McComie.
“I really want to branch out on my own,” he added.
“My decision to leave the club had nothing to do with the senior management of the club, but the problem was with junior management in the direction the club wanted to go.”
The former Jabloteh, Joe Public and English club Chester City player elaborated, “My philosophies weren’t aligning with the philosophies that McComie had with the team.”
The 38 year-old Eve first began coaching in 2004 with the Jabloteh youth teams while still a top flight player at the club under the guidance of Terry Fenwick.
He later made his way up coaching the Jabloteh U20 team and has worked with players such as Trinidad and Tobago internationals Sheldon Bateau and Robert Primus and a number of players that currently make up the nucleus of the current Jabloteh team.
In 2006 Eve not only hung up his boots at international level, but also at club level and focused his attention on coaching as an understudy to Fenwick with the Jabloteh top flight team before joining Ma Pau three years later.
Since his spilt from Ma Pau, in February, Eve said he took a couple months to, “relax a bit, spend time with my family and recharge the battery. And I’m now ready to get back into the game and new opportunities.
“I think I’ve gathered a lot of experience to now manage a team… scout my own players and impart my own philosophy.”
When quizzed if he would like to occupy the vacant position for head coach at his former club San Juan Jabloteh, Eve responded, “I never left Jabloteh on bad terms.
“I ended my football career there and started my coaching career there. Jabloteh and Fenwick helped me a lot in my coaching development. But my decision to join Ma Pau in 2009 was to learn different aspects of a club.
McComie and I were allowed to totally handle the operations of the club and that was the side of my development I didn’t get at Jabloteh. So I believe that I have a gained a lot of experience in the managerial aspect.
“And I don’t have a problem holding talks with any club once the situation is good,” ended Eve who credited Fenwick, Jabloteh chairman Jerry Hospidales, Jabloteh vice chairman Wilfred Espinet, Jabloteh CEO Azad Khan, Ron La Forest and Bertille St. Clair for his coaching career.