Wednesday 22 May, 2019

TTFA shuts down possible moves by Lawrence to Wrexham Club

The Trinidad and Tobago Football Association say it has no intentions of allowing the national senior men's Head Coach Dennis Lawrence to engage in discussions with his former club to take up the role of manager. 

This, as the TTFA says it has taken note of the contents of reports emanating out of Wrexham, Wales indicating that Lawrence is a leading candidate to take the job.

Reports out of Wales said Lawrence has emerged as the bookmakers favourite to be installed as the next permanent manager of Wrexham.

"The TTFA wishes to state that it has no intentions of allowing its current employee, Mr Lawrence, to engage in discussions with the club regarding the possibilities of a move and a subsequent step down from his position as Head Coach of the Men’s Senior National Team. The FA has engaged in discussions with Mr Lawrence on this matter and is pleased to have his understanding and cooperation," the TTFA said in a release.

The TTFA says that Lawrence, who made 198 appearances for the Reds in a five-year spell between 2001-2006, is currently ahead of assistant manager Graham Barrow, whose odds are currently 16/1. Other potential candidates include John Barnes (6/1), John Askey, who Ricketts has replaced at Shrewsbury, at 8/1, Darren Ferguson and Dave Challinor (16/1), Kevin Nolan and Andy Morrell (20/1). Other notable names linked include Craig Bellamy and Harry Kewell (25/1), Brian McDermott and Ian Holloway (33/1).

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