JFF boss dismisses rumors that Whitmore will be replaced by Ricky Hill


There was widespread speculation after the Head of the Jamaica Football Federation JFF called a meeting yesterday (Wednesday, November 17), that Coach Theodore “Tappa” Whitmore had been fired, and that his replacement would be Ricky Hill, a former England international and most recently the head coach of the Tampa Bay Rowdies.

JFF President Michael Ricketts, on the other hand, has dismissed those reports. The meeting, according to Ricketts, was a scheduled review of the national senior men’s football team’s performance in the Concacaf World Cup qualifying campaign’s last round.

The Technical Committee, according to the JFF General Secretary, Dalton Wint does not have the authority to terminate Coach Whitmore because it can only make suggestions to the JFF management, which can accept or reject them.

Furthermore, neither Ricketts nor Wint indicated that a suggestion from the Technical Committee to fire the coach would be ignored, but rather that there was no report or recommendation to consider at this time, with the President adding that Ricky Hill would not be a suitable alternative.