General Manager of Harbour View FC Clyde Jureidini says that the club is delighted to have appointed Gregory Bartley and Howard Cephas as technical director and head coach of the team for the upcoming Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) season.

Bartley, a former lecturer at the GC Foster College of Physical Education and Sport, has previously worked with the club as technical director in the late 1990s while Cephas is a former Boys’ Town standout.

Both coaches have been brought in to replace Fabian Taylor and Donald Stewart, who both left the club at the end of last season.

Jureidini told The Sunday Gleaner that his organisation is looking forward to working with both coaches as they continue the development of their young players.

“Greg (Bartley) is an experienced technical director who served in one of our strongest periods of success between 1994 and 2002 when we gained promotion to the Premier League, won national titles, and he also has experience of being a coach of coaches,” said Jureidini.

Gained experience

“We thought he was the perfect person to come in to help our young coaches in Fabian Taylor and Donald Stewart as they gained experience,” he said. “We offered both coaches reappointment to work with Greg, but both of them chose not to and to take up other opportunities in their own careers, and we understand and wish them both the best.”

“Howard (Cephas) has been working overseas for the last 15 to 20 years in youth academies in England and wanted to come to make his contribution to the club and to continue to develop his football career as a coach and so we have welcomed him home,” Jureidini added.

Jureidini further shared that both coaches have been working in the preseason over the last three weeks with the club’s RSPL squad and that things have been going well so far.

“We have confidence that Greg has the experience, and he can work well, and Howard will make his contribution, and so yes, we have confidence in both persons that they will make a contribution to the continued development of the club,” Jureidini noted.

“How well they will do, no one can tell because we are not magicians or fortune tellers,” he said.

Harbour View had a poor season last year, which saw them finishing ninth in the 12 team standings.

-Source: The Jamaica Gleaner