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Patrick open to Waterhouse job

Published:Friday | November 3, 2017 | 12:00 AM

Anthony Patrick has indicated that it is possible that he could return as head coach of Waterhouse FC following the vacancy left by the resignation of Glendon 'Admiral' Bailey on Monday.

Patrick became available after St Catherine High was eliminated from the ISSA/Flow Manning Cup schoolboy football season last Wednesday, but the coach has underlined that he is in no rush for the Waterhouse job.

"The schoolboy season just finished for us (St Catherine). I will take the time to relax, but any number can play," Patrick said when asked about a possible return to the Drewsland-based club.

He was, however, quick to point out that he had not received any offers from Waterhouse.

"I am just enjoying my free time at home. Waterhouse have not made any contact with me (up to yesterday)," he also said.




Bailey quit as Waterhouse boss after almost a year in the position. He went there in November when the team was struggling, helping them to avoid relegation.

After a poor start where the club failed to win in six matches in the new Red Stripe Premier League season, Bailey walked away following a 0-2 defeat to Cavalier at Drewsland last Sunday. Waterhouse's demanding supporters had grown impatient after the team had drawn four times to earn a mere four points so far this season.

Patrick last coached in the RSPL at Maverley-Hughenden, where he spent four months as head coach. He was fired last March with Maverley-Hughenden suffering relegation a month later.

Before that, Patrick had two stints with Waterhouse FC in 2013 and 2016.

Patrick took Waterhouse to the league final in 2013-14 when they lost to Montego Bay United and also to the Caribbean Football Union Championship.

- M. S.