Shalrie Joseph himself announced on Instagram that he was waiting to be announced as the new head coach of the Grenada national team.
The former New England Revolution midfielder made 261 appearances in Foxboro in addition to 20 international caps for Grenada between 2002-2008. Joseph was not named to the Spice Boys roster for the 2009 Gold Cup and did not come off the bench in three group games in 2011. In two appearances at the Gold Cup, Grenada is 0-6 with one goal scored and twenty-five conceded and they have not qualified for the Caribbean Cup since a fourth place finish in 2010.
Joseph is a four-time MLS Best XI player and was honored multiple times as Grenada’s player of the year as well as Caribbean Player of the Year in 2007. Grenada began the 2018 World Cup qualifying cycle ranked 142nd in the world, which was 18th in CONCACAF. Grenada beat Puerto Rico 2-1 in an aggregate series in the second round before falling to Haiti 6-1 on aggregate in the third round.
This is a tremendous opportunity for Shalrie and we wish him and Grenada the best as they prepare for the 2022 World Cup and 2019 Gold Cup campaigns.