A-League club Central Coast Mariners have sensationally sacked Head Coach Mike Mulvey on Saturday night after a record making 8-2 loss to New Zealand based club Wellington Phoenix.
This comes after post-match comment from Mulvey stating he wouldn’t quit after the loss and making comments about the atmosphere at Central Coast Stadium being “toxic”.
“The scoreline is quite symbolic because it’s what I saw at the end of last season against Newcastle and we’ve just been turned over 8-2.
“The only message you can say to the fans is if you want a club to be proud of, we need to all band together.
“You could tell it was a little bit of a toxic atmosphere tonight, a lot of negativity around the place and that doesn’t help. I don’t blame the fans — it is a symptom of where we are now.”
The club released the following statement:
“The Central Coast Mariners can today advise that the Club has parted ways with Head Coach Mike Mulvey, effective immediately.
“Mulvey joined the Central Coast Mariners during the Hyundai A-League 2018/19 pre-season.
“With six games remaining in the Hyundai A-League 2018/19 season, the club will issue a statement when a decision has been made regarding who will lead the team during this period.
“At this stage, there are no other changes to the club’s other coaching and football support staff.
“The Central Coast Mariners wish Mulvey all the best in his future endeavours and thank him for his service to the Club.”
I hardly think you can blame Mulvey for this tbh. The club is being run cynically and there’s virtually nothing the FFA can do stop it. The fault is in the CCM HQ, FFA HQ and the system, not on the bench.#CCMvWEL— Kevin Airs (@KevinAirs) March 9, 2019
Mulvey’s sacking comes after a horror, embarrassing season for the club.