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Trinidad and Tobago Men's Head Coach, Angus Eve
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The Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA) is delighted to announce that Senior Men’s National Team head coach Angus Eve has been given an extension of his tenure to 31 December 2025. This extension will be for the duration of the 2026 FIFA World Cup Qualification campaign.

In August 2023, Eve was given his first extension from September 2023 to March 2024 after leading the team to promotion to League A in the Concacaf Nations League.

In the League A fixtures in September and October 2023, Eve led the team to a second-place finish in Group A recording 3 wins against Curacao, El Salvador and Guatemala and 1 loss against Curacao.

These results earned the team a berth in the Quarterfinals of the Nations League against the USA in November 2023. In the first leg, the team fell 3-0 to the USA in Austin, Texas, but in the return leg, Eve led them to a memorable 2-1 victory at the Hasely Crawford Stadium. The USA advanced 4-2 on aggregate to the Concacaf Nations League Semi-Finals and qualified for the 2024 Copa America tournament however our team’s performances earned plaudits internationally and further opportunities on the global stage.

We will now play Canada in the 2024 Copa America Play-In which will be held on 23 March 2024 in Frisco, Texas.

Eve’s latest extension means that he will continue to lead the team when they begin their qualification campaign for the 2026 FIFA World Cup in June 2024 and throughout the 2024/2025 Concacaf Nations League tournament.

“I am delighted to have the opportunity to continue to serve the country in a positive manner,” said Eve.“Hopefully we can develop and harness the young talent that we have, to give ourselves the best opportunity to qualify for another World Cup”.

Upon Eve’s return to Trinidad, after the 2024 Copa America Draw and Workshop in Miami in early December 2023, the Normalization Committee and Eve discussed plans for the Senior Men’s National Team programme.

Normalization Committee Chairman Robert Hadad stated, ”a few months ago, Angus was given an extension as we believed he was the right individual to take us into League A and what he, his staff and the players have been able to achieve is commendable.”

“The Normalization Committee’s tenure is winding down and we have been consistent with a cautious approach to the negotiation of contractual agreements with staff beyond our time (tenure). We met with Angus, explained our position, and discussed plans for the future. Angus has led the team extremely well and we believe that we have been able to (now) settle on a new agreement that is a win-win, in the best interest of the Association and Angus”.

“It was critical that any agreement allowed for each party to be protected and so that the Association has little to no risk of making missteps as in the past, which resulted in significant unpaid debts to coaches, team members and suppliers.”

“We are excited for the future as we head into a World Cup qualification year,” Hadad added.


SOURCE: thettfa.com