Jamaica’s quest to earn a spot at the 2014 FIFA World Cup finals in Brazil will have to be completed with a new man at the helm.
Whitmore was first brought on as interim manager after the firing of former manager Bora Milutinović in November 2007.
The former midfielder was then retained as an assistant under new coach Renê Simões who then lasted nine months as manager due to poor play in the third round of the CONCACAF World Cup qualifiers.
After Simoes’ release on September 11, 2008, Whitmore was again appointed interim manager until newly appointed manager John Barnes would be available in November.
As interim manager in October 2008, Whitmore guided the Reggae Boyz to back-to-back 1–0 wins against Mexico and Honduras in the semifinals of the CONCACAF qualifiers before taking over the job full time in 2009 after John Barnes was fired.
As head coach his notable accomplishments include leading Jamaica to back-to-back Caribbean titles, as well as securing an historic win over the United States before claiming a point against Mexico at the Azteca Stadium.
Whitmore’s resignation comes after Jamaica suffered a 2-0 defeat on the road against Honduras in Tegucigalpa on Tuesday, a result that left the team firmly rooted at the bottom of the table on 2 points from 6 games – 4 behind closest rivals Panama who were also beaten 2-0 by the United States.
His record in 2014 world cup qualifying action stands at 3 wins, 2 losses and a draw in the semifinal round and 2 draws and 4 losses in the Hexagonal Round.
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