MoBay United closes in on new coach
Montego Bay United Football Club is close to acquiring the services of a new coach following the recent departure of American Tim Hankinson, who guided them to the top of the Red Stripe Premier League table following a 10-game unbeaten run to close out the first round of the national domestic league.
The club is scouting three coaches, one from the United States, one from South America and the other from Jamaica and a decision could be made soon.
"We had a scout checking overseas for a new coach," confirmed club manager Sandra Christie, who also confirmed that the club could decide on a new coach by weekend.
Montego Bay United has hired two coaches from overseas ever since Donovan Duckie departed the club two seasons ago.
Carlos Garcia took over from interim coach Dr Dean Weatherly but was then fired by the club in April this year. The Spaniard has since taken up a position with the national programme.
Hankinson was hired in August and guided the team through the Scotiabank CONCACAF Champions League competition and impressed under his leadership.
That success carried over into the Red Stripe Premier League where after losing their season opener 0-2 to newly promoted Portmore United, the club went on an unbeaten streak that included seven wins and three draws to top the league table with 24 points. During the first round they scored 25 goals and conceded nine.
Hankinson is still in contact with the club. He had a meeting with the players and makes frequent check-ins on their training sessions. Orville Powell, the club's owner has indicated that the club is looking to build up on the foundation set by the American.
Montego Bay United were 2013/2014 champions and last season made it to the finals where they were beaten by Arnett Gardens .