Calls flooding in for Mariners job

Central Coast technical director Tony Walmsley says he’s already received enquiries from coaches in Belgium and Norway as well as from half a dozen Australian coaches for the vacant Mariners head coaching role.

Walmsley, who is also acting as interim Mariners coach, will play a leading role in the club’s recruitment of a new boss following last week’s sacking of Phil Moss.

John Aloisi, Mark Rudan, Mike Mulvey and Arthur Papas have been linked with the post, while Walmsley admitted he’d already started receiving calls from candidates.

“I’ve had six direct contacts during the week from very talented Australia coaches,” Walmsley said.

“Likewise, I’ve had contact from Belgium, from Norway and some big footballing names.

“There’s people who clearly want to coach the Mariners, whether they live up the road or the outer Hebrides.

“We’ll scrutinize everybody, we’ll shortlist very few and we’ll pick the right person.”

The Mariners haven’t advertised the vacancy yet, but Walmsley insisted they’d do a thorough search for a new head coach.

“The search for a new coach is one we’ll undertake with due diligence,” he said.

“We’ll make sure that, both domestically and internationally, we find the best fit for the job.”