Former Canada manager Stephen Hart has been named as the head coach of the senior men's soccer team in his native Trinidad and Tobago.

Hart, a former Trinidad and Tobago international in his playing days, will lead his home nation into the CONCACAF Gold Cup championship next month.

Hart stepped down as Canada's manager in October, after Canada failed to make the last round of CONCACAF World Cup qualifying after suffering an 8-1 rout to Honduras.

Canadian international Dwayne De Rosario posted on Twitter: "Congrats to .StephenHart ex .Canadian coach on being selected as .Trinidad&Tobago head Coach .SocaWarriors"