Simoes to manage Jamaican national teams
KINGSTON, Jamaica -- Rene Simoes, who guided Jamaica to its only World Cup appearance in 1998, will return as manager of the country's national team. Simoes resigned from the Reggae Boyz in February 2000 but will take up the position again on Jan. 5, the Jamaica Football Federation announced Tuesday. He replaces Bora Milutinovic, who was fired last month. JFF president Horace Burrell said the Brazilian will bring along Glydston Ananias, Alfredo Montesso and goalkeeper coach Chio Santos as assistants. Simoes will be responsible for the men's and women's teams, according to Burrell. Jamaica was eliminated in the first round of the 1998 World Cup, losing to Croatia and Argentina and then beating Japan.