CLUB STATEMENT: Head Coach Phil Moss stood aside


Central Coast Mariners can today confirm that Head Coach Phil Moss has been stood aside, effective immediately. The Mariners are in negotiations with Moss in regards to his position and wish him all the best for his future endeavours in football.

Stepping in as interim Head Coach for the remainder of the Hyundai A-League 2014/15 campaign will be Central Coast Mariners newly appointed Technical Director, Tony Walmsley. The club will soon commence the search for a new permanent Head Coach with Walmsley to remain as the club’s Technical Director.

The decision is part of stage two of Executive Vice Chairman Peter Storrie’s restructure that will also see Hyundai A-League Assistant Coach Wayne O’Sullivan offered a new role at the club.

Stepping into a player/coach role will be Central Coast Mariners club Captain, John Hutchinson who will take on the dual-position until the end of his final campaign as a player. The specifics of Hutchinson’s coaching contract are yet to be finalised but fans, media and members can be rest assured that the club captain will remain with the Mariners in a coaching capacity beyond this season.

The next phase of the Central Coast Mariners restructure will also include a fresh look at the operation of youth football that will be made evident in the near future with further statements.

The club respectfully declines to make any further comment regarding the Phil Moss matter and is sure that his career in football will continue elsewhere.