Soccer: Perth Glory axes head coach Kenny Lowe

Glory has axed coach Kenny Lowe.
Glory has axed coach Kenny Lowe.

PERTH Glory head coach Kenny Lowe has been relieved of his role with immediate effect after the club conducted an internal review.

While departing as head coach, Lowe will remain with the Glory and take up a new position as Technical Director of its newly FFA-accredited 2-Star Academy.

With more than a decade of experience in youth development and having played a major role in nurturing some of WA’s finest young talent, the club believed Lowe was the perfect fit for the academy position.

Lowe was the Glory’s longest serving coach and during his four-and-a-half years in the role led the team to two FFA Cup Finals and two appearances in the A-League Finals.

“I’d like to personally thank Kenny for everything that he has done for this club during his tenure as head coach,” Glory chief executive Peter Filopoulos said.

“This was not an easy decision to make, but unfortunately we felt that his coaching journey had come to an end, at least in terms of our A-League team.

“But as a club, we did not want to lose someone with Kenny’s experience, knowledge, drive and integrity and are therefore delighted that he has agreed to head up our academy as its technical director.

“The academy is a key part of the club’s future and with someone of Kenny’s quality at the helm, I know that it will go from strength to strength and continue to produce exciting young players capable of starring for Glory, the Socceroos and elite clubs overseas.”

The club said the process of recruiting a new head coach would commence immediately.

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