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Boyles in prime position for Town job

Time for some action: Kwame Steede is giving up coaching Town to play full time this season (File photograph by Lawrence Trott)

Devarr Boyles has emerged as the leading candidate to fill the vacant coaching job at Premier Division side Dandy Town Hornets. The position became available after player-coach Kwame Steede stepped down at the end of the 2017-18 campaign after less than two seasons at the helm.

Wolde Place, the president of Western Stars Sports Club, under whose auspices Town fall under, declined to comment on the matter when contacted by The Royal Gazette while Boyles could not be reached.

Steede has confirmed that he has resigned as Town’s coach to focus solely on playing his final season in top flight football next season amid growing speculation that Boyles will be his successor.

The former Bermuda captain rejoined childhood club Town from Devonshire Cougars in November of 2016 and was appointed as Town coach two months later after predecessor Jomar Wilkinson was sacked.

Boyles has been the head coach of Hornets city rivals North Village for the past two seasons after being appointed to the job in July 2016. He replaced Richard Todd, who stood down from the position after one season at the helm.

Boyles has won countless league and cup honours both as a player and coach with Town, where he came up through the ranks from youth to senior level.

He is a former Bermuda Football Association director of player development and also served as interim coach of Bermuda in the 2011 World Cup qualifiers.

Boyles turned down an offer from the BFA to continue working for them on a part-time basis in 2012.

He quit his role after being told by the cash-strapped Association that they could no longer afford his wages.