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Warriors and Guadelope to warm-up in Tobago ahead of Caribbean qualifiers

Warriors and Guadelope to warm-up in Tobago ahead of Caribbean qualifiers

18-08-2014 Hits:31 National Team News

T&T coach Stephen Hart to test local based pros Trinidad and Tobago Senior Men’s team will face Guadeloupe in a friendly international on September 6 from 4.30pm at the Dwight Yorke...

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D/Force coach, Ross Russell, in high spirits following health scare

D/Force coach, Ross Russell, in high spirits following health scare

13-08-2014 Hits:101 Defence Force

Ex-national stars among well-wishers   Defence Force head coach Ross Russell has been undergoing numerous tests and scans at West Shore Medical in Port of Spain, where he admitted himself on Tuesday...

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W Connection U16's to tackle Italy's AC Milan, Inter Millan, Udinese and Hellas Verona counterparts

W Connection U16's to tackle Italy's AC Milan, Inter Millan, Udinese and Hellas Verona counterparts

06-08-2014 Hits:127 Youth League News

Reigning Youth (TT) Pro League Under-16 champions DirecTV W Connection will compete against some of Italy's finest youth players during a 10-day tour of that country from August 28 -...

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Plaza, Winchester joins Fenwick at Belgium’s CS Vise

Plaza, Winchester joins Fenwick at Belgium’s CS Vise

28-07-2014 Hits:191 TT Pro League News

Monday 28 July 2014Trinidad and Tobago international forwards Willis Plaza and Rundell Winchester have signed multiple-year deals in Belgium with third division outfit Cercle Sportif Visé.Last week Plaza, who turns...

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Wolfe brothers Glenton and Anthony set to team-up in India

Wolfe brothers Glenton and Anthony set to team-up in India

25-07-2014 Hits:214 North East Stars F.C

Friday 25 July 2014North East Stars defender Glenton Wolfe is set to join India’s top football league where he would team-up with his younger brother, 30-year-old Anthony Wolfe, at I-League...

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Rangers promote Jason Spence to head coach; Dean Pacheco returns as sidekick

Rangers promote Jason Spence to head coach; Dean Pacheco returns as sidekick

22-07-2014 Hits:274 St. Ann’s Rangers

Tuesday 22 July 2014Gradually becoming a household name in the football fraternity, Jason Spence has suddenly found himself in the position of technical director/head coach of St. Ann’s Rangers for...

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Angus Eve: Trevin Caesar’s move to San Antonio Scorpions a positive

Angus Eve: Trevin Caesar’s move to San Antonio Scorpions a positive

21-07-2014 Hits:238 W Connection

Monday 21 July 2014Trevin Caesar’s recent move to the North American Soccer League (NASL) outfit San Antonio Scorpions can be considered a huge blow to North East Stars. But for...

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Vraneš promises an improved Central FC

Vraneš promises an improved Central FC

10-07-2014 Hits:253 Central FC

Thursday 10 July 2014Newly appointed Central FC head coach Zoran Vraneš wants improvement from his players and has promised to put in the necessary work as coach.The 63-year-old Serbian said...

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Zoran Vraneš takes over at Central FC

Zoran Vraneš takes over at Central FC

10-07-2014 Hits:315 Central FC

Serbian fills vacant position left by Englishman Terry Fenwick Thursday 10 July 2014Former Trinidad and Tobago Men’s Senior Team, Under-20 and Under-23 coach Zoran Vraneš was unveiled on Thursday as the...

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Government to TTFA’s rescue but thirteen 2006 World Cup players vow to battle on

Government to TTFA’s rescue but thirteen 2006 World Cup players vow to battle on

08-07-2014 Hits:214 National Team News

Tuesday 8 July 2014On Monday, eight years after they were promised a bonus for their appearance at the 2006 FIFA World Cup in Germany, 13 members of the Soca Warriors...

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Gilbert Bateau takes over from Pacheco as Rangers Head Coach

Gilbert Bateau takes over from Pacheco as Rangers Head CoachSt. Ann’s Rangers football club announced last week that former player and trainer Gilbert Bateau will take over as Head Coach for next season, after agreeing to a one year contract.

Bateau, 52, replaces a much younger Dean Pacheco, 40, and the 2013-2014 TT Pro League is his first shot as head coach of a professional team.

“It’s a pleasure to be back at St. Ann’s Rangers,” Bateau said. “I’ve been away from the club for some time but I’ve always kept an eye on what was happening, being a member of the St. Ann’s community.”

With regards to Rangers’ football, Bateau, father of Belgium based T&T international Sheldon Bateau, suggested that, “there must be an increased significance on discipline within the football and we’ll be back on track.”

Bateau’s qualifications include: C+ Coaching License KNVB (TTFF) (2011), Vern Gambetta Fundamental Athletic Development (Certificate of Participation) (2010), English FA Fitness Workshop Trinidad (Certification of Attendance) (2009), English FA Fitness Workshop (Coaching Certificate) (2006), T&T Football Referees Association (Certificate of Achievement – Grade A) (2003), T&T Defence Force Diploma in Physical Training (1995) and FIFA Futuro II Course – Centre of Excellence (1992).

While his experiences include: San Juan Jabloteh Reserve Team coach and professional team assistant coach (2011-2012), T&T National Under 23 team trainer (2011), T&T National Under 20 team trainer (2009-2011), Jabloteh trainer (2003-2010), T&T National Under 17 trainer (2003 – 2007) and (Superstar) Rangers trainer (1995-2003).

In a press release by the St. Ann’s club, Rangers stated: “The owners and the board believe that, in Gilbert Bateau, they have a coach with the ability to come in and deliver the objectives that have been set for the future.”

Rangers’ Director of Operations Manager Richard Piper explained that the objectives are “revitalizing youth development and building back that strong connection with the St. Ann’s community.”

Piper added, “If we really look at his (Bateau) track record, he has worked at club and national levels and he has transcended from the physical trainer to being a coach. To the regular person out there, Bateau isn’t known as a coach, but we trust that it would be proven that he is a coach in the coming season.”

Rangers finished the 2012-2013 Digicel Pro League championship in 7th position with just 13 points from 21 matches on an eight-team table under Pacheco on his debut season as head coach. But in defense of the former T&T international, a depleted roster contributed to the meager result.

“We are hoping that with Bateau now with us, some of our home grown talents would return to the club,” continued Piper. “We want to finish, at least, middle of the pack next season, and hopefully within a three year period to be battling in the top three. As of now our ultimate goal is to represent Trinidad and Tobago at the CONCACAF Champions’ League.”

Bateau will be assisted by assistant coach and team manager Jason Spence, who is also the youth technical director, assistant coach Everett Williams, trainer Sheldon Scipio, goalkeeping coach Nigel Neverson and assistant goalkeeping coach Brandon Williams. Meantime the club is still undecided with regards to Pacheco after his contract expires at the end of June.

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