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Gally: My services aren’t for free
Former national midfielder and coach, Everald “Gally” Cummings, who has been tipped to join a technical team along with former national standouts Selris Figaro and Leroy De Leon, has indicated that that he will not offer his expertise free of charge.
Following reports that a three-man team is set to work in an advisory capacity to the T&T Football Federation’s (TTFF) technical director Anton Corneal, as relayed by the president of the federation, Raymond Tim Kee, at a media conference, on Friday, Cummings responded by saying that no decisions have yet been made.
The conference was called to announce T&T’s first international friendly which is scheduled for February 6 against Peru, at the Ato Boldon Stadium, Couva.
Also relayed by Tim Kee at the conference, was the issue of constitutional reform, which according to the president is close to seeing its first draft completed.
In relation to the possible formation of a technical committee, Cummings stated: “I wish to clarify that while I have been having discussions with the president on my involvement in national football, no final decisions have been made.”
The 64-year-old former New York Cosmos player said he had already indicated to Tim Kee that his services will not be offered for free.
“He (Tim Kee) is fully aware of positions in which I indicated I could serve to bring national football back to the standards we have seen in the past.”
He concluded: “Based on the performances I have seen and the most recent remuneration of over $300,000 per month paid to 73-year-old (Otto) Pfister who could not get past Guyana in the World Cup preliminaries, it is disturbing that such a suggestion could be made for the public's consumption.”
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