“I recognised that they can take a chance with me and what I have to do is not disappoint,” was the view of newly appointed Adam’s Construction San Juan Jabloteh head coach Earl “Spiderman” Carter.
“Two things we can guarantee in life are death and paying taxes, but I can assure that I will not disappoint this organisation for putting its trust in me,” continued the 55 year-old coach during a press conference hosted by Jabloteh on Friday to unveil the former Trinidad &Tobago international goalkeeper.
Carter was revealed as Director of Football for the upcoming season, a position left void following the 2010-2011 season after the club parted ways with Englishman Terry Fenwick.
Fenwick led the club to three TT Pro League Championships during his time as coach in a number of spells, however the club was unable to continue its relationship with the former England international and Portsmouth coach following the pullout of sponsor CLICO.
Fenwick was one of the club’s most successful coaches and his replacement, Coach Carter, wants to continue the club’s excellent records as a top flight club in Trinidad and Tobago, even going further to doing better than previous CONCACAF Champions’ League appearances.
“It’s my belief that Jabloteh will continue picking up trophies with me as coach,” added the former New York Cosmos player and a former Colombia University coach.
“I left America to come here on a one year contract, and it tells you that I must have some sort of self confidence to know that I will do well and it will go beyond that. I believe that I have the ability to coach and do well at Jabloteh.
“The club(Jabloteh) is really about winning trophies, but my eyes are really set on helping the club do a lot better at the CONCACAF level. It is my belief that Trinidad and Tobago, particularly the players at Jabloteh can do much better at the CONCACAF Champions’ League. And the reason I’m saying this, is because I believe that I can establish a particular style of play that everyone can recognise and everyone will establish a level of confidence in the players that will allow them to do better.”
The now former Tewksbury Soccer Academy head coach will have a first look at his players on Friday afternoon at the Prime Minister’s Ground in Five Rivers with Jabloteh standouts Jason Marcano, goalkeeper Cleon John, Kennedy Hinkson, Johan Peltier, Elijah Manners and Joel Russell as well as a number of trialists.
“We have about six weeks to go before the start of the season and we already know our opponent Joe Public,” said Carter. “So the emphasis now will be based on endurance work. We have to make sure the players are able to take on the load because despite this being a professional League, it’s not smooth sailing, because the League is still trying to assemble and players will have frustrations. So the key factor for me is dealing with the players in a psychological level, making sure that we are ready and their state of mind is not clouded by their personal problems.”