Liverpool legend Barnes set to takeover at Tranmere after leaving Jamaica post
09 June 2009 02:29
Jamaica coach John Barnes has been replaced at the helm by Theodore Whitmore after being told his contract would not be renewed.
The 45-year-old former England international was appointed on a seven-month deal in November and led the team to five wins and four draws during his tenure.
However, Barnes has been told he will not be offered a new contract by the Jamaican Football Federation at the end of June, and is now expected to take the reins at Coca-Cola League One side Tranmere.
'Yes, I am disappointed that I would not be going to the Gold Cup (in July) because I could have started the contract (with Tranmere) after the Gold Cup,' Barnes said.
'But I fully accept and understand the JFF decision that they will appoint Theodore, as of now, to give him a chance to experience football at the highest level.
'I have to thank the JFF for giving me an opportunity in doing something I love. It is something I wanted to get involved with for a long time and they gave me that opportunity.'
Elsewhere, John Sheridan will reassemble his former Oldham backroom team Mark Crossley and Tommy Wright when he takes charge of Chesterfield on a three-year deal.