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Dill backs Todd for Village job

Richard Todd is the right man to take the reins at Premier Division side North Village, according to the club's former youth director and player Maceo Dill.

Todd, the former Bermuda Football Association National Academy director, is among a shortlist of candidates vying for the post that was vacated after Ralph Bean Jr resigned at the end of the season.

“In my opinion Richard Todd would be a good fit,” Dill said. “He has the experience, passion and determination to succeed. He has a strong character and good work rate to get things done regardless of the obstacles which is what is needed at North Village at this moment.”

Dill believes that Todd's experience as a teacher and coaching at youth level in Alabama are major assets.

“He has experience as a teacher [and] has spent 15 years in the United States building football programmes from the ground up which would be helpful to North Village,” he said.

“If given the proper support and tools it's no doubt that he will do well at North Village and meet the expectations that the club's football history demands.

“I encourage the North Village president to deliver Richard and to support him with the changes required for North Village's growth to start to happen as they will with progressive people. The future and growth of the club rest on this next decision.”

Bean took over coaching duties at Rams in January 2013 after predecessor Shaun Goater opted not to renew his contract that expired December 31, 2012.

But unlike Goater's trophy-laden term, Bean failed to win any silverware during his coaching stint.

“It's unfortunate that it didn't work out for Ralph, but to be fair to him he was never adequately prepared by the club to take on the demanding role of head coach of North Village,” Dill said.

“While there is no doubt that Ralph knows all about North Village and their style of football, he proved ill-equipped with the coaching experience and methods on how to deliver and implement the North Village way on the field of play.

“The decision to appoint him as coach was always a gamble and more an emotional one which back fired badly for both him and North Village. I do hope and wish Ralph stays in the game and the club assist him in improving his coaching experiences as he in my opinion has a lot to offer to the game and North Village.

“Even if it not in a role of coaching he should be offered a position in management as Ralph is one that understands the football standard required at North Village which was set by the players in the 1970s.”

Stephen Coddington, the Rams president, said that Bean's successor could be announced this week.

Todd, the former St George's coach and Rams player, resigned as the National Academy director at the end of his three-year contract last month.

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Published April 27, 2015 at 10:32 pm (Updated April 28, 2015 at 12:49 pm)

Dill backs Todd for Village job

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