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Reynolds leaves Rusea's, heads to Manchester High

Published:Monday | April 1, 2019 | 1:35 PMRobert Bailey - Gleaner Writer - -

Veteran coach Vassell Reynolds has left Rusea’s High School and has taken over the reins as head coach of Manchester High School's football programme.

Reynolds, who signed a three-year contract with Rusea’s in 2016, led the Hanover-based institution to the daCosta Cup title in 2017.

However, Reynolds was heavily-criticised by fans last season, after the team failed to make it to the semi-finals of the daCosta Cup competition.

Reynolds told The Gleaner that he was not forced by anyone to leave Rusea’s programme.

“There weren’t any pressure on me to leave Rusea’s because in my first season, I did exceptionally well by winning the daCosta Cup and the last season we went out at the knockout stage,” said Reynolds.

“It was a very disappointed way to have ended the season last year to many due to the fact that we would have won the previous year and expectations were high, but I have no problems with anyone at Rusea’s and the programme there is in good stead,” he said.

Reynolds replaces Andrew Edwards at Manchester. Edwards has taken up the position as technical director of the Turks and Caicos national team.