Western Sydney Wanderers manager Carl Robinson was sacked less than 24 hours after his side crumbled to a demoralizing 3-0 A-League loss to Brisbane Roar on Saturday.
The loss leaves Wanderers second from bottom of the 12-team competition, seven games into a season in which they were set to challenge for the title. “Western Sydney Wanderers FC today confirmed the departure of…head coach Carl Robinson, effective immediately,” Wanderers said on their official website.
“Wanderers would like to thank Carl for his time at the club over the last 1-1/2 seasons and wish him the best in his future endeavours. The club will soon make an announcement regarding the coaching position- leader for the rest of the season.”
Robinson was appointed as head coach in October 2020 after nine months on a 3.5-year contract at Newcastle Jets, but the former Wales midfielder was unable to turn Wanderers into a contender On title. He led the club to eighth place last year and there has been no improvement despite signing Israel international Tomer Hemed and former England midfielder Jack Rodwell during the season tight.
Robinson’s sacking comes after the 45-year-old admitted he was under pressure as Wanderers have won just once this season. “There is pressure on every manager who is not in the top six in this league,” Robinson said after the Brisbane loss. “I’m no different because I’m a foreigner.
“You have to accept it, you embrace it, sometimes you have to enjoy it, no matter how hard it is.”
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