RJR News / After months of waiting on the Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) to sort out his contract, Reggae Boyz head coach Theodore ‘Tappa’ Whitmore has called it a day in-charge of the national programme. It’s a saga that has been dragged out since the JFF revealed in October last year that the 1998 World Cup star had been offered a 2-year contract.
But with Whitemore not accepting the terms of the contract due to the low pay package, the talks between him and the JFF have been going on without a resolution. Two months ago JFF president Michael Ricketts said he was given a month by Whitmore to sort out his contract, while two weeks ago Whitmore revealed that he was asked by the president to give him a month. However, RJR Sports sources revealed on Friday that the wait is over as Whitmore has decided enough is enough and has sent in his resignation. Sources at the JFF who spoke on condition of not being named, confirmed with RJR Sports that Whitmore has sent in his resignation but the president denied receiving one. “First I’m hearing this,” said Ricketts when contacted by RJR Sports.
When pressed for further details on the latest regarding the contractual negotiations, Ricketts gave a terse response: “Discuss that with coach Whitmore,” he said. Calls to coach Whitmore’s mobile phone went unanswered up to sports time. According to our sources, Whitmore’s resignation had to do with much more than just his salary.
It’s understood that meetings were arranged between both parties but no one met with Whitmore, even though he had to travel all the way from Montego Bay. It’s further understood that numerous emails were also sent to the JFF by whitmore, but no response was received. Whitmore, who was in his fourth stint at the helm, was reportedly earning US $3000 per month, a far cry from the US $45,000 that was paid to previous coach, Winfried Schafer of Germany on a monthly basis.
JAMAICA: BREAKING: ‘Tappa’ Resigns As Reggae Boyz Coach
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