Central Coast Mariners have today extended experienced defender Eddy Bosnar’s contract for a further Hyundai A-League season.
Central Coast Mariners have today extended experienced defender Eddy Bosnar-s contract for a further Hyundai A-League season.
The former Shimizu S-Pulse and Suwon Bluewings stopper linked with the Mariners in February 2014 on an initial four-month contract, however will now remain with the men from Gosford-s idyllic bayside arena until at least the end of the Club-s 2014/15 campaign.
Bosnar, who has plied his trade in Croatia, Austria, England, the Netherlands, Japan, Korea Republic, China, and Australia since turning professional in 1997, said he is delighted to have prolonged his stay with Phil Moss-s side.
“For me it was a no brainer,” Bosnar said about extending his contract at the Mariners. “It took me a little bit of time to get used to the Hyundai A-League, however the staff at the Club helped me through that period of adjustment in February and I think as the season went on I started to show glimpses of what I am capable in this competition.”
“With a full pre-season under my belt leading into season ten of the Hyundai A-League I think it will be a totally different story for me next season. I believe that personally and as a team we are on the right track to do great things next season.”
Bosnar also paid tribute to the Club-s medial and sports science staff, and believes that with their help he will be at his physically peak for the yellow and navy-s assault on Hyundai A-League version ten.
“The medical and sports science staff that are here at the Mariners are the best that I have worked with for a long, long time,” he explained. “I want to keep going for as long as I can, and they have got me feeling in better shape now than I was when I was 28.”
Central Coast Mariners Head Coach, Phil Moss, has no doubt that Bosnar will be an influential figure for the Club-s first team next campaign.
“We are delighted to have extended Eddy Bosnar-s stay at the Mariners,” Moss said. “Eddy came in during a difficult period in the Club-s history and has proven to be a major influence for us on and off the field – he helped us steady the ship.”
“There-s no denying it took ‘Boz- (Bosnar) a few games to find his feet and find the level, but his experience shone through in the end.”
“I have no doubt that with a full pre-season in his locker Australian football fans will see the very best of Eddy next season,” Moss said.
Mariners Chief Executive Officer, Mr Bruce Stalder, added: “Eddy-s personality and character fits well with the famous Mariners culture. Eddy has moved his family to the Coast and takes community integration very seriously, so we-re delighted that he will be with us for at least another year.”