International job for Loughborough coach

A COACH is making the step up from the non-league Midland Football Alliance to a World Cup Qualifying campaign.
Tom Curtis, head football coach at Loughborough University FC, has been appointed Technical Director and Head Coach of the Antigua and Barbuda FA, ranked 101 in the world.
Rather than battling it out with the likes of Coalville Town, Dunkirk and Tipton Town, Curtis is charged with qualifying for Brazil 2014, taking part in the Caribbean Cup, and running the islands’ professional side, Antigua Barracudas, which will competing for the first time this year in the American professional leagues.
He said: “It is a wrench to go but the chance to lead and shape the football future in an ambitious country like Antigua and Barbuda is a once in a lifetime exciting opportunity and a professional challenge which it is impossible to pass up.”

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