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HVFC demotes Red Stripe Premier League head coach Hines

Published:Thursday | February 26, 2015 | 12:00 AMLivingston Scott
Andrew Hines

Following their 7-2 humbling by Waterhouse in the Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) Monday night game at Waterhouse Stadium, the worst result in a run of six games without a win and three straight defeats, Harbour View Football Club (HVFC) relieved Andrew 'Bower' Hines of duties as head coach of the RSPL team.

The decision was taken on Tuesday and Hines has been replaced by Ludlow Bernard, who will be assisted by Ricardo 'Bibi' Gardner and Donald 'Fowlie' Stewart.

Hines will now take charge of the club's Under-20 team.

"We haven't been getting the desired results that we think we need to be pushing for a top-four spot and to finish the season with a high level of performance," Clyde Jureidini, general manager, HVFC, told The Gleaner.




Jureidini added: "His responsibility for the rest of the season will be the Under-20. The new technical group (for the senior team) will be led by Mr Bernard (Ludlow) and assisted by Mr Gardner (Ricardo) and Mr Stewart (Donald)."

It is the first time any of the three new coaches will be working at the club's senior level, but Juriedini says they have the full confidence and backing of the club.

"It is (first time coaching at the senior level) for all three of them. But we have no doubts and that's why the three of them are in place," he stated.

Under Hines, the team has struggled to produce results consistently this season. During their run of six games without a win, Harbour View have also slipped from third in the table towards the latter stage of the second round to seventh on 34 points. They remain 16 points off leaders Arnett Gardens.

Losses to Rivoli United, Cavalier and Waterhouse in their last three matches apparently brought on the decision for the east Kingston club.

They are now four points off the semi-final places.

Hines, who previously headed the Under-20 coaching staff, took over as head coach of the senior team after Harold Thomas resigned last April.