Angus Eve’s contract extended to 2025

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Angus Eve’s contract extended to 2025

The Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA) has announced the extension of Angus Eve’s contract as senior men’s team head coach to 31 December 2025.

The former national midfielder was initially hired by the TTFA until September 2023 but received a contract extension until March 2014 after leading the team to promotion to League A of the Concacaf Nations League.

Eve then led the national team to second place in Group A with three wins and a loss, which put the team in the quarterfinals of the Nations League.

While the team lost 4-2 on aggregate to the USA in the quarterfinals, T&T recorded a memorable 2-1 win over their bitter rivals in the second leg at the Hasely Crawford Stadium.

With the extension, Eve will lead the team into their 2024 Copa America Play-In against Canada on 23 March in Texas.

He will also be in charge of the at the start of qualification for the 2026 FIFA World Cup and the 2024/25 Concacaf Nations League.

“I am delighted to have the opportunity to continue to serve the country in a positive manner. Hopefully we can develop and harness the young talent that we have, to give ourselves the best opportunity to qualify for another World Cup,” Eve told TTFA Media.

Normalization Committee chair Robert Hadad said that Eve and his staff achieved “commendable” results after since September 2023.

“The Normalization Committee’s tenure is winding down and we have been consistent with a cautious approach to the negotiation of contractual agreements with staff beyond our time (tenure). We met with Angus, explained our position, and discussed plans for the future. Angus has led the team extremely well and we believe that we have been able to (now) settle on a new agreement that is a win-win, in the best interest of the Association and Angus,” the Normalization Committee head said.

“It was critical that any agreement allowed for each party to be protected and so that the Association has little to no risk of making missteps as in the past, which resulted in significant unpaid debts to coaches, team members, and suppliers,” Hadad added.

Hadad said he was excited for the future with a World Cup qualification year looming.