Stern John is now the new coach of St Lucia’s senior men’s team

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Stern John is now the new coach of St Lucia’s senior men’s team

Former T&T striker Stern John is now the new head coach of the St Lucia men’s team.

His appointment was revealed by the St Lucia Football Association on Sunday.

In a statement issued by the St Lucia Football Association, John expressed pleasure with his new appointment and thanked its president Lyndon Cooper and his team for entrusting him in this new role.

John said, “A new journey begins this month and I believe that with the right mind-set and with a proper, calculated approach with the necessary support, we can put St Lucia back on the football map in our region.

“History shows that this island has produced some quality players in the past who have played professional football in Europe in countries such as England and Portugal.

“This is evidence that there are talented and capable players in St Lucia’s football. It’s just to get that belief again among the players and people of St Lucia again.

“The president and the FA have a clear vision of what they want to achieve and the direction they want to take the football. I will give it my all to try and bring some level of respect and stability to the national team and hopefully some smiles to the people of St Lucia again.”

John represented TT at their lone FIFA World Cup appearance in 2006. He also served as the head coach of the Anguilla men’s team and is a former TT senior team assistant coach. He was also the head coach of the TT Under-17 men’s team in 2019.

His first order of business will be preparing the team for its opening Concacaf Nations League encounter away to Dominica on June 9 and at home to Anguilla on June 12.