PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, June 25 (Reuters) - Trinidad and
Tobago's British-born coach Ian Porterfield was sacked on Monday
following the country's dismal performance in the CONCACAF zone
World Cup qualifiers.
Trinidad and Tobago have lost four of their five matches and
drawn the other game, against Mexico, leaving them bottom of the
Porterfield had said last week that he had no intention of
resigning as coach.
A Trinidad and Tobago Football Federation (TTFF) statement
said two members of the technical staff, assistant trainer Jimmy
Blanc and assistant manager Neil Mollineau had quit.
The TTFF also announced that Brazillian Rene Simoes, who
guided Jamaica to the World Cup finals in France in 1998 and was
recently appointed technical director of the country's football,
would be the man in charge from this weekend.
Trinidad and Tobago continue their campaign on Saturday when
they meet Jamaica at Port of Spain.