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No Roar return for Fowler ahead of A-League restart

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Former England striker Robbie Fowler will not be returning to take charge of Brisbane Roar when the A-League season restarts next month, the Australian club told local media on Monday.

FILE PHOTO: Champions League – Quarter Finals and Semi Finals Draw – Nyon, Switzerland – March 15, 2019 Liverpool club ambassador Robbie Fowler before the draw REUTERS/Denis Balibouse

29 Jun 2020 10:40AM

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SYDNEY: Former England striker Robbie Fowler will not be returning to take charge of Brisbane Roar when the A-League season restarts next month, the Australian club told local media on Monday.

The Liverpool great and his assistant Tony Grant went home to England in March when the season was suspended because of the coronavirus outbreak.

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"The world's changed, we never expected this. It's a shame because the way we were building was beautiful," Brisbane's vice-chairman Chris Fong told the Sydney Morning Herald.

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"We're extremely disappointed but that's the circumstances of this pandemic."

The club are expected to officially announce the end of his reign later on Monday.

Fong told the newspaper that Welsh assistant coach Darren Davies and the club's academy manager Warren Moon would share coaching duties on a caretaker basis and that the next permanent coach would be Australian.

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Fowler only had the experience of the 2011-12 season as player-coach at Thai club Muangthong United on his CV when he took over at the Roar at the start of the season.

He led the club, which had fiRead More – Source