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Timothy Hankinson departure, A Sad One


After just a few months as coach of Montego Bay United (MBU), Timothy Hankinson has decided to pursue other offer.

Orville Powell, president of MBU, confirmed late yesterday that Hankinson had tendered his resignation prior to Sunday’s 3-0 win over Rivoli United that saw the St James club top the points tables of the Red Stripe Premier League after the first round.

“It was not easy for him (Hankinson), as he had grown attached to the team,” Powell said. “But we had understood from the start that if the offers came he had to consider them for the sake of his family,” added the MBU boss.

The 60-year-old Hankinson took over in August as he prepared the team for their first appearance in the ScotiaBank CONCACAF Champions League and the start of the Red Stripe Premier League.

After the first round of the Red Stripe Premier League, Montego Bay United were sitting pretty at the top on 24 points from seven wins, three draws and a loss and a 10-game unbeaten run.
The decision on the permanent replacement had not been made.

“There must be continuity in the process… Hankinson has done wonders here, not just on the field, but in how the players approached the game and that cannot be allowed to stop,” said Powell.

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