World News – UA – Newcastle coach Robinson becomes favorite for Wanderers post


Newcastle Jets coach Carl Robinson has become the favorite to take charge of the Western Sydney Wanderers who are looking to make a date immediately after their dismissal from former head coach Jean-Paul de Marigny on Monday

The Wanderers have made the former Welsh international their top priority, with Robinson and the Western Sydney hierarchy recently discussing a surprise move from Newcastle to Blacktown Club sources suggest Wanderers general manager John Tsatsimas , met Robinson in Sydney on Tuesday to become the club’s next head coach

A deal has yet to be announced, but sources at the club suggest talks are at an advanced stage and have even covered the appointment of an assistant coach for Robinson, should he be hired as a Wanderers head coach

Other coaches in the squad include newly appointed Wanderers assistant Patrick Zwaanswijk, while John Aloisi has also been associated with the post.

Robinson, 44, is considered an ideal coach for the Wanderers given his success in balancing results while developing youngsters He spent five years at the helm of the Vancouver Whitecaps between 2013 and 2018, reaching the MLS quarter-finals twice and qualifying for the CONCACAF Champions League. Perhaps most famous, Robinson was the coach who found Canadian star Alphonso Davies who recently won the UEFA Champions League with Bayern Munich in August.

Since being appointed head coach of the Newcastle Jets earlier this year, Robinson has overseen a drastic improvement in the club’s performance and results despite still not finishing in the top six

If there’s any obstacle in the way of a potential transfer to the Wanderers, it could lie in his long-term contract with the Jets Robinson has signed a three-and-a-half-year deal with Newcastle which expires in May 2023

However, the club’s poor financial situation could give Robinson an avenue to leave Newcastle Club owner Martin Lee has struggled to transfer money from China to cover the costs of operating the Jets and has so far failed to sell the club

The Jets were previously on the verge of being bought out by a Melbourne-based investment firm with links to China, but sources close to the club suggest these talks have since broken down That company, Sky Jade Capital, was waiting for the green light for FFA’s due diligence but made a late decision to withdraw from the process, sources familiar with the offer say.

He left the Jets in a precarious financial situation at a time when they were already saved by lost earnings linked to the COVID-19 pandemic

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