Phil Egan
Phil Egan

09.37 29 Jun 2020


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Robbie Fowler is no longer the manager of Brisbane Roar in Australia's A-League after stepping down from the role.

The former Liverpool and England striker returned home in March along with his assistant Tony Grant when the league was suspended because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Fowler, who played in the A-League for the North Queensland Fury and Perth Glory towards the end of his playing career, was appointed Brisbane manager on a two-year contract in April 2019 and brought in former Everton midfielder Tony Grant as his assistant.

Brisbane finished second from bottom last season but were fourth in the A-League table, with 10 wins from 22 games, when the league was suspended in March.

Roar's deputy-chairman Chris Fong said Fowler does not want to be separated from his family in England during the pandemic and will not be resuming his coaching duties.

Fowler said: "On behalf of myself and Tony, I would like to thank the Club for the opportunity, and the Brisbane Roar FC fans for the warm welcome and support for me and the team. We are very proud of what we achieved."

Fong added: "Robbie has not only provided stability but a refreshing injection of knowledge and insight into the Roar.

"We are disappointed that the global pandemic has impacted our plans together but completely understand that family comes first during these difficult times."

 


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