Former England footballer, Ricky Hill, is describing as misinformation a television report in Jamaica which said that he’s set to replace Theodore ‘Tappa’ Whitmore as Head Coach of Jamaica’s National Senior Football team, the Reggae Boys.
The report had alleged that Whitmore is set to be sacked and Hill is tipped to replace him.
Hill, who’s a former coach at American USL Championship club Tampa Bay Rowdies, took to social media on Thursday morning to reject the allegation.
Hill says he’s unsure how his name became involved in the issue of Whitemore’s future and the position of Head Coach of the Reggae Boys.
Mr. Hill noted that Coach Whitmore and the Boyz are still battling to qualify for the World Cup.
The former England international says he wishes Coach Whitmore all the best.
Earlier today, President of the Jamaica Football Federation, Michael Ricketts, dismissed media reports that Theodore Whitmore has been fired as Reggae Boyz Head Coach.
Mr. Ricketts says the JFF’s executive is awaiting a report from a meeting of its technical committee.
Ricketts says reports linking Hill to the position of Head Coach are untrue.
Mr. Ricketts says the Federation is not duty bound to accept any recommendation made by technical committee.