Soccer: Perth Glory Fires Coach Kenny Lowe Following A-League Failure

Source: Perth Glory

Kenny Lowe has been sacked from his coach position at Perth Glory after failing to guide the team to the finals this A-League season.

Lowe has been removed from the role after Glory finished three points off the play-offs in eighth spot, way below experts’ prediction of the team reaching top six.

Source: Perth Glory

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

“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 Hyundai A-League team.”

The 56 year old has been the club’s head coach since 2013. He is to be reassigned as technical manager at the 2-Star Academy for his remaining contract year.

“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 believes that Kenny will add huge value and be a perfect fit for the Academy position,” Glory said in a statement.

“The club is delighted to have retained his services as it moves forward.”

During his time at Glory, Lowe led the club to 52 wins, 27 draws and 49 losses over 128 games.

Lowe’s replacement is unconfirmed, although reports said the club is considering former Wanderers coach Tony Popovic.