Donaldson Set to be Named as Reggae Girlz Head Coach2 min read
The Sources Also Revealed That Englishman Jonathan Morgan Was Also Interviewed
Sources have revealed that the Jamaican Football Federation will announce Lorne Donaldson as the next coach of the senior Reggae Girlz. He will lead the Jamaican women’s National Team in the upcoming World Cup Qualifiers.
They are hoping to qualify for their second-consecutive FIFA Women’s World Cup.
He will be a replacement for Vinimore “Vin” Blaine who resigned after the players demanded for his removal.
The players sent a letter to JFF claiming that Vin Blaine had poor coaching tactics and he lacked a proper game plan for their matches.
Donaldson, who along with former head coach Hue Menzies and fellow assistant Andrew Price, led the Girlz to a historic World Cup appearance in France in 2019, was always favored as the likely replacement, especially with the crucial July 4-18 Women’s Championship fast approaching.
The 51st-ranked Jamaicans will face off against Caribbean neighbor Haiti, host Mexico and World champions the United States. These teams are in Group A and the tournament will be held in Monterrey.
This will be Donaldson’s second time at the helm of the senior Reggae Girlz programme, as he took over as interim coach in October 2019 after Menzies’ departure, and guided the Reggae Girlz through the Caribbean leg of Olympic qualifiers in Jamaica.
However, Donaldson rejected the opportunity to be a permanent coach citing unprofessional behavior by the JFF.
The sources also revealed that Englishman Jonathan Morgan was also interviewed last week and found favor with the JFF Technical Committee, but got an offer from Burnley Women’s team.