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Tate shortlisted for Waterhouse coaching job

Published:Wednesday | July 13, 2016 | 7:00 AMMarc Stamp
Coach Marvin Tate

Marvin Tate could be in charge as head coach of Waterhouse Football Club for the upcoming Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL), which is scheduled to kick off on September 4.

Tate is on a shortlist of candidates being interviewed by the Drewsland-based club to take over from Anthony Patrick.

"Well, I'm actually in negotiations with the club (Waterhouse FC). It is almost 90 per cent assured," Tate, the front-runner for the job, told The Gleaner yesterday.

"It is a possibility that things will be known by this weekend," he said about his possible appointment.

Tate also said that he spoke with the club's management and told them about his vision for the club.

"I have sold them a vision. I hope they will buy into it. At Waterhouse, we have to make a professional approach moving ahead. We have to change the attitude of players, the community and management," Tate disclosed.

However, Waterhouse FC general secretary, Richard 'Spoon' McCallum, says that the club is talking to several persons about the position.

"The club will not release a statement about the selection of a coach until we have talks with other persons," the former national and Waterhouse goalkeeper said yesterday.

Waterhouse struggled for the entire RSPL last season and saved relegation on the final matchday in the preliminary stage.

Since that, they have yet to start pre-season.

"We are finalising preparations for preseason," McCallum stated.

Tate has coached at several clubs in the premier league, such as Black Stars, Village United, Montego Bay United and Barbican.