The T&T Football Association has sought to clear the air on reports that United States-based coach Stephan De Four was appointed as coach of the country's Senior Women, Under-20 and Under-17 football teams.
Circulating reports which suggests that De Four has been appointed appear to have angered T&TFA Board members which includes Susan Joseph-Warrick, president of Women's Football League (WoLF).
Together with Keith Look Loy, the T&T Super League's representative on the Board, both are claiming they were unaware of the appointment.
De Four, it is understood, has already called up Darrel Marcelle as his assistant, and has been scouting other potential coaches to fill staffing positions on his technical staff.
It is also reported that Andy Salandy and Earl ‘Spiderman’ Carter, both said to be approached to fill assistant coaching positions, while Kendall Reyes is set to be De Four's technical advisor.
But Guardian Media Sports understands that all prospective candidates for the coaching jobs will have to be willing to work for free.
Yesterday, the embattled football association in a release said- "Please be advised that the TTFA has not employed anyone either contractually or otherwise in the role of National Head Coach for our Girls Under 17 and Under 20 teams. The activities of anyone perpetuating otherwise are therefore not conducted under the auspices, nor instruction of the TTFA."
Look Loy and other members of the Board will today address issues surrounding the alleged appointment at a press conference at 10 am at the Hotel Normandie in St Ann's.
It is understood TTFA president, David John-Williams, in an immediate response said: “Discussions have been held with Mr De Four regarding his personal terms as we discussed at the last board meeting, but nothing official has been made yet by the Board or the Emergency Committee.”