PHOENIX IN SEARCH FOR NEW PERMANENT COACH
January 20, 2017
The interim co-managers of Wellington Phoenix, Chris Greenacre and Des Buckingham are in the running for a permanent appointment in the club.
Since taking over from Ernie Merrick, the pair recently oversaw their second game on Saturday night where the team drew with the Western Sydney Wanderers in Auckland.
The two coaches have been linked with the replacement for the Vacant coaching role, either as a pair or on an individual level. However, they would remain interim managers until next weeks’ game which will see them go against Newcastle Jets.
There are a few other options available, being touted as possible replacements for the vacant position. Mark Rudan, Luciano Trani and Chris Taylor are some of the other options for the coaching role. Ramon Tribulietx, Auckland City boss, is also touted for the vacancy.
Since his taking over in 2010, Auckland City has qualified for the FIFA Club World Cup five times and went on to win bronze in 2014. He had also nurtured the talents of Roy Krishna and Albert Riera in the ranks of the Auckland squad before their move to Phoenix. Continue Reading
Albert Riera rubishes having any problem with Rafael Benitez
July 22, 2016
Albert Riera says he never had as much of a problem with Rafael Benitez as the public perception is and the public perception is like that because of the press which twisted the words he had uttered in total frustration in the summer of 2010.
Riera was not named in the La Roja Battalion to board the flight to the African continent for the World Cup that year and that was due to him not being in the frame for selection in Liverpool’s first XI in the last eight weeks of the English Season.
It was a massively annoying time for Riera and he chose media as a route to initiate an attack of words on the club boss, who was also his countryman, putting interrogation marks on his style of managing individuals.
But, as per Riera, never did he put the responsibility of his non-selection on any particular person and he even went on air immediately after that row to clarify that he would first like to blame himself rather than anyone else for that setback. Continue Reading
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Albert Riera – Liverpool’s danger man
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Albert Riera Video clip Rating: 4 / 5