His First Task Will Be to Prepare the Team for Their Concacaf Nations League
Stern John, a former Trinidad and Tobago striker has been named head coach of the island’s senior men’s national team. This information was released by the St Lucia Football Association.
John aims at improving the performance of St Lucia in the sport. He has also worked as Anguilla men’s senior national team head coach, assistant trainer for his country’s senior men’s club, and the head trainer of the Trinidad and Tobago under-17 men’s club.
He is sure that a new and exciting journey has begun this month, and with the correct attitude, and strategic approach, along with the required backing, they will be able to re-establish St Lucia on the football chart in their locality.
His first task will be to prepare the team for their Concacaf Nations League openers against Dominica on 9th June and Anguilla on their home ground on 12th June. John, a former star player for Trinidad and Tobago, represented the Soca Warriors in the 2006 FIFA World Cup finals.
In 2017, John guided Central FC to the Trinidad and Tobago Professional League title, then the following year, he captained the team to the winners’ row in Group B of the Concacaf Caribbean Club Championship Group stage, assisting the club to the playoffs, where they finished fourth.
As an assistant coach, John assisted Central FC in winning the Caribbean Football Union Club Championship in 2016.
John was a part of numerous English Premiership clubs, including Sunderland, Nottingham Forest, Crystal Palace, Coventry City, Bristol Rovers, Southampton, and Derby County, where he won the leading goal scorer award for Birmingham City in 2003. In 2007, he and Sunderland won the English Championship Division.