Former Portsmouth boss accused of headbutt attack following incident

Former Pompey boss Terry Fenwick allegedly headbutted a press officer after an angry bust-up.

Wednesday, 24th March 2021, 4:00 pm
Updated Wednesday, 24th March 2021, 4:19 pm

Fenwick, who is now Trinidad and Tobago manager, allegedly became involved in an incident which led to him attacking a colleague ahead of a press conference in the Caribbean last week.

The man who spent nearly three years in charge of the Blues from 1995 has denied the accusations, after reports emerged locally in Couva of an incident taking place.

The reports states the former England international allegedly butted press officer, Shaun Fuentes, following a expletive-laden row over giving interviews to media, ahead of his side's World Cup qualifiers against Guyana and Puerto Rico later this month.

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A statement released by the Trinidad and Tobago Football Association referenced an incident and apologies taking place.

The statement read: 'The Trinidad and Tobago Football Association wishes to state that following an incident at the Senior Team training session involving men’s national head coach Terry Fenwick and director of communications and team press officer Shaun Fuentes on Wednesday morning at the Ato Boldon Stadium.

'The matter has been addressed at a meeting involving the two individuals, team manager Adrian Romain and the normalisation committee chairman Robert Hadad.

Former Pompey boss Terry Fenwick

'The TTFA further advises that the matter was blown out of proportion as head coach Fenwick only chose to express his disapproval of a certain member of the media fraternity being present at a scheduled media briefing on the eve of the team’s departure for the Dominican Republic for the upcoming Concacaf World Cup qualifier against Guyana.

'Apologies were exchanged and Fenwick and Fuentes have since agreed to put the incident behind them and continue the focus on the team’s upcoming assignments in Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico.

'Both Fenwick and Fuentes proceeded to conduct themselves in a professional manner and subsequently hosted the media briefing before the media present at the venue.'

When asked about the incident, Fenwick told Newsday: ‘Don’t even go there. It is all rubbish and you will recognise all the areas it is coming from.’

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