Stay of execution for embattled Latapy

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, CMC – Under-fire Trinidad and Tobago football coach Russell Latapy seems poised to hold onto his job, at least through the Christmas holidays.

It was widely expected that a meeting of the T&T Football Federation on Wednesday would have determined Latapy’s fate but the issue never came up, TTFF media officer Shaun Fuentes said. “Latapy’s status was not discussed. That matter will be discussed at a date to be announced,” the Trinidad Express newspaper quoted Fuentes as saying.

Russell Latapy

TTFF president Oliver Camps, special advisor Jack Warner and other members of the executive committee met Wednesday to discuss the team’s performance during the tournament and it was believed Latapy’s job would have also been a talking point.

Prior to the meeting, technical reports on the side’s performance – including one from Latapy – were submitted by the management team.
Following T&T’s failed campaign at the Digicel Caribbean Cup Finals in Martinique last month, it has been widely speculated that Latapy would have been fired. T&T started as one of the favourites but lost their two opening group games to crash out before the semi-final stage, missing out on a spot in next year’s CONCACAF Gold Cup.

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