Report: Jamaica’s head coach Schaefer clashes with journalist at airport

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It seems like another head coach of a CONCACAF nation could be heading out of the door following a bust up with a journalist at an airport.

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Wherever he is right now, former Mexico boss Miguel Herrera is having a flashback.

According to the Jamaican Observer the head coach of the Jamaican national team, Winfried Schaefer, will not be on the bench for their final 2018 World Cup qualifier on Tuesday against Haiti as investigations continue into an incident at Norman Manley International airport on Saturday.

It is alleged that Schaefer was involved in a clash with a “video journalist” when the team arrived back in Jamaica following their 2-0 defeat to Panama on Friday which ended the Reggae Boyz’ chances of making the final round of qualifying for the 2018 World Cup.

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They are currently third in Group B with just four points from their opening five games and cannot catch Costa Rica (13 points) and Panama (10 points) who have sealed the two qualifying spots to the Hexagonal round.

Jamaica’s failure to reach the Hex is quite a shock considering their run to the final of the 2015 Gold Cup where they lost to Mexico after beating the U.S. national team at the semifinal stage.

Schaefer is contracted by the Jamaican Football Federation through 2018 but after reportedly being suspended for this game, plus growing fan unrest due to the failure on the pitch, it seems unlikely that the veteran German coach will be sticking around much longer in the Caribbean nation.