Fenwick returns to the top flight, joins Central FC

Fenwick returns to the top flight, joins Central FCEnglishman Terry Fenwick has landed the coaching job of five-month old Central FC replacing fellow countryman Graham Rix.

Fenwick, a four-time (Digicel) Pro League Championship winning coach with San Juan Jabloteh, said, "They(Central) are progressive ...and I've probably got the best package in local football."

Central FC Operations Director Kevin Harrison, another Englishman, confirmed the hiring of Fenwick as Technical Director/Head Coach.

"We are delighted to say that Terry Fenwick is Technical Director/Head Coach," said Harrison. "He is with us on a one year contract for now."

Harrison went further to share that Rix, 55, a former Arsenal and England player and former assistant coach at Chealsea, left Trinidad last December. And that there was a mutual parting agreement between Central FC and Rix.

Meantime Fenwick with a smiled stretched across his face, said, "The best coach is making a return to the (Pro) League."

Fenwick won the League Championship a record 4-times(2002, 2003, 2007 & 2008) during interrupted spells at Jabloteh. His success also included such titles as the FA Trophy and (Digicel) Pro Bowl competitions as well as leading the club to the CONCACAF Champions' League on multiple occasions.

Fenwick's last stint with Jabloteh ended following the 2010/2011 season.

Now the 53 year old Fenwick who currently owns and manages Football Factory academy admits that his new post is a challenging one.

"I've got to start from fresh again," he said. "Its a mess at the moment and I've got to work a bit of magic over the next couple weeks."

But cautioned, "All the top (T&T international) players right now all came through me, such as Lester Peltier, Khaleem Hyland, Kevin Molino and Robert Primus.

"Also most of the players that have passed through me are chased after by local clubs and that's evidence of what I've done in the development of local football."

The former England international went further by pointing out, "North East is almost exclusively Terry Fenwick as well along with the coach Angus Eve.

"And at W Connection assistant coach Anthony Streete worked under me, and the other assistant coach Earl Jean started his coaching with me at Jabloteh."

Fenwick hits the ground running this weekend when Central FC tackles defending League champions DIRECTV W Connection from 6pm at the Ato Boldon Stadium on Saturday in Round Two Match Day One of the League Championship.

"Always a good game," said Fenwick in anticipation of Saturday's match against his longtime rivals.

"And now that I'm at Central and we are neighbouring rivals, I've seen a nice little house next to (W Connection Owner/President) David John-Williams," he concluded with a chuckle.