Author: Neil-Monticelli Harley-Rüdd

Ricketts hopeful of another journey with Jamaica head coach 

Michael Ricketts, the Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) president, is hopeful that Theodore Whitmore will reconsider his shock resignation as head coach of the Reggae Boyz.

The 45-year-old left his role, with immediate effect, last Friday over monies as he is reportedly receiving just 1/15th of the salary that former Jamaica head coach Winifried Schäfer.

But Ricketts is eager to obtain the services of Whitmore and explained that the JFF board had restructured the contract offered to their head coach prior to his shock resignation. 

However, the JFF board are refusing to accept Whitmore’s resignation as final and will get others, such as Sports Minister Olivia George, involved to try to tempt Whitmore back.

Ricketts claims that Whitmore’s decision was made in frustration following his demand in February that he wanted an improved contract within a month.

Ricketts said: “In January, when we had the FIFA Committee in Montego Bay, I took the old contract with me and we had called Whitmore and asked to meet with him at my hotel. He agreed but did not show and I didn’t hear from him until days after.”

Assistant coach Jerome Waite is provisionally set to lead the Boyz for the forthcoming away friendlies against St Kitts & Nevis (26 April) and Antigua & Barbuda (29 April).

Ricketts added: “There’s a restructured contract on my desk, and there are four other persons who were party to the new contract. I am saying that I want to work with Mr Whitmore.”

“If I were to lead the board of directors down a path, I would say let us give Theodore Whitmore a chance to think about the resignation that he has sent to the JFF. Like I said to him, ‘You resigned, yhe ball is in your court. Do what you think is the correct thing.'”

Related Post: Whitmore Resigns As Jamaica Head Coach 

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Ricketts hopeful of another journey with Jamaica head coach  Michael Ricketts, the Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) president, is hopeful that Theodore Whitmore will reconsider his shock resignation as head coach of the Reggae Boyz. The 45-year-old left his role, with immediate effect, last Friday over monies as he is reportedly receiving...

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