The Star (Jamaica)
Williams appointed Portmore technical coordinator
Philip Williams is Portmore United FC’s (PUFC) new technical coordinator. Portmore announced the appointment yesterday, weeks after Williams left his role as head coach of fellow Jamaica Premier League side Tivoli Gardens. Williams cited the need for recalibrating and looking something that was more to what he wanted to be doing as the reason for that departure.
Williams, who is also St Andrew Technical High School’s coach, will take charge of Portmore’s senior team and serve as technical coordinator for the youth and grassroots programmes.
“I’m elated with this opportunity to join the Portmore United FC family and be given the tasks of leading holistically, the club’s technical development,” Williams said.
“This was a very easy decision for me as the vision and philosophy of Portmore United FC aligns well with my own beliefs and aspirations. I’m looking forward to achieving great things during my stint at this organisation.”
William’s replaces Lenworth Hyde, who resigned on Monday. Hyde was brought in at the start of the season to rebuild a young team after the majority of their senior players departed the club in search of greener pastures locally.
However, he has had a tough campaign with the St Catherine club slipping from sixth to ninth in recent weeks, after losing four of their last five matches.
“Mr Hyde resigned for personal reasons,” a club statement said. “PUFC wishes to thank Mr Hyde for his contribution to the club’s football development and wishes him all the best in his future endeavours.”
“Mr Williams will lead the PUFC technical department in furtherance of the club’s strategic objectives.”
Portmore United Director Steve Brown said that the club expects Williams to continue the rebuilding work started by Hyde.
“Portmore United FC looks forward to the technical leadership of Philip Williams as we continue our mission of rebuilding our various football programmes. Indeed, we are very excited by the possibilities ahead,” he said.