The Guyana Football Federation (GFF) Executive Committee and Marcio Maximo have reached a mutual and amicable agreement that his current contract as head coach of the Guyana Senior Men’s National Team will not be renewed when it expires on August 31, 2021..
The deal comes in light of the fact that after the Concacaf Gold Cup and FIFA World Cup qualifiers, the Golden Jaguars will not take part in competitive football until May 2022, when Concacaf resumes. Nations League.
This period will allow the Executive Committee to reflect and align the National Senior Men’s Program with its strategic objectives.
“We are grateful for the hard work, experience, energy and commitment that Coach Maximo has brought to the program over the past two years, especially his laudable efforts to develop Guyana-based players and introduce from promising young talents such as Omari Glasgow and Nicholai Andrews early on. to the professional culture of international football, ”said Wayne Forde, President of the GFF.
“We can’t escape the fact that the results did not materialize the way we would have liked this year, but there were many bright spots during his tenure, including a memorable draw against Jamaica and some big wins. during the Concacaf Nations League, ”said Forde. noted.
“Coach Maximo’s relentless focus on team renewal and building a professional national team structure in Guyana has laid a solid foundation for the future growth of the program. On behalf of Guyana and our football fraternity, we thank him for his services and wish him all the best for the future. “
The GFF will announce its decision on a new head coach for the Golden Jaguars in the coming weeks.
Former Brazil U-20 and U-17 coach Maximo took office in 2019 after the Golden Jaguars’ historic first appearance at the Concacaf Gold Cup, and has supervised a total of 12 international matches, including matches competitive and friendly in the Concacaf Nations League B, the FIFA World Cup qualifiers and the Concacaf Gold Cup. Meanwhile, Guyana has won five matches, drew and lost six international matches.
“I’m very grateful and proud to work here… I’m very happy with what we’ve done – of course you always want more,” said Maximo in an exclusive interview with GFF’s media channel, GFFNOW. The full GFFNOW RoundUp video interview can be downloaded via the link here or viewed on the official GFF Facebook page. “I enjoyed it, but I’m a professional – the cycle is over and you should move on,” said the former coach of Livingston FC (Scotland) and Tanzania.
“My cycle as head coach of the Golden Jaguars is over, but the cycle continues. We laid the foundation here, now they should be working on it continually because the Golden Jaguars have a bright future. There is no other way for Guyana: you must renew the team and you must continue in this way.
“We have jumped nine places in the FIFA rankings since our arrival, we have renewed the squad – if you continue like this, you will jump more and soon Guyana, in one or two years, will be able to play on a level playing field with the best teams Caribbean, with a younger team, and can produce a lot of players to export and import good level players.
This year, the Golden Jaguars were unable to advance to the second round of the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifying process and were also eliminated at the Concacaf Gold Cup preliminary round stadium. 2021, which means the senior men’s national program has fallen short. performance targets set by the GFF. (GFF)