Andrew Amers-Morrison

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Andrew Amers-Morrison is a British association football coach based in London.

Amers-Morrison founded a soccer community club for youth in London in 2005.[1] In 2009, he received a GG2 Leadership & Diversity Award for his efforts.[2]

In September 2010 he was appointed as manager of the Seychelles national football team. He was appointed after visiting the country on holiday and the Seychellois football officials mistakenly believed him to be Scottish former Manchester City player Andy Morrison.[3]

Suketu Patel, chairman of the Seychelles Football Federation (SFF) conceded "We thought we were getting the real Andy Morrison".[4]

Initially the SFF offered him a two-year contract but reduced it to six months when they realised their error.[5] The SFF sacked him two weeks later without managing a game because they "could no longer be certain if he was still the right person to head the coaching staff of the national team".[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The people making a difference". The Guardian. 2006-07-11. Retrieved 2016-10-29. 
  2. ^ Singh, Amar (16 September 2009). "Award for coach who cleaned up his estate with samba soccer skills". ThisisLondon. Retrieved 22 May 2011. 
  3. ^ Simpson, Andrew (16 December 2010). "Seychelles FA puts its own Andrew Morrison on trial". Northwich Guardian. Archived from the original on 29 December 2010. 
  4. ^ "The real Andy Morrison is not off to the Seychelles". Northwich Guardian. 9 December 2010. 
  5. ^ "Amateur coach lands Seychelles job". Eurosport. 24 December 2010. Archived from the original on 7 January 2011. 
  6. ^ "SFF terminates Amers-Morrison's contract". Seychelles Nation. 31 December 2010. Archived from the original on 18 January 2011.