Acting Technical Director and Administrator for Cayman Islands Football, Marcos Tinoco has been appointed to the staff of world football’s governing body, The Federation of International Football Associations, as FIFA Technical Development Officer for the CONCACAF region.
Tinoco served the Cayman Islands Football Association as national coach from 2003-07 and from 2010-14 in several roles. Most recently Brazilian Tinoco, acted as CIFA’s Technical Director since the exit of Carl Brown three years ago and oversaw the administration of the CIFA office in Prospect.
In his new role, Tinoco takes the position of technical development officer, presenting best practices in technical development and managing FIFA’s player, coaching and development initiatives in the region.
“I am happy to serve the region and continue to give back to the sport,” Tinoco said.He is joined by former Trinidad and Tobago Technical Director Anton Corneal and FIFA Consultant Rodrigo Kenton on the FIFA Development Office in the CONCACAF region.
“The appointment is designed to help promote and develop the game in the region,” Tinoco said. “I’m grateful to CIFA for the opportunity work in a place that became my home. I will miss the daily interaction with players, coaches and officials but in my new role I will never be too far away.”
CIFA First Vice-President Bruce Blake, said, “Marcos has been a trusted and valuable member of CIFA’s team. His contribution to player development and football administration in the Cayman Islands cannot be measured and is greatly appreciated. We look forward to receiving his advice and guidance in his new role.”
Earlier this month, Tinoco made a well-received presentation on the plans for working group discussions of the 2014 FIFA World Cup technical aspects and led the final round table at the FIFA/CONCACAF/CONMEBOL Conference for National Coaches Technical Directors in Panama City.