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Australian Football: Robinson axed by Western Sydney

Western Sydney Wanderers have sacked coach Carl Robinson after the club sank to a new low when losing 3-0 to Brisbane Roar on Saturday.

The Wanderers are priced at 6/5 to finish in the top six of the A-League this season but that looks highly unlikely at this stage as they sit second from bottom on the ladder.

Club backing

Robinson was appointed as head coach in October 2020 after he opted to leave A-League rivals the Newcastle Jets in the hope of bringing success back to the Wanderers.

He was backed by the board and allowed to bring in a number of high profile signings but they missed out on finals in the 2020/21 campaign.

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Robinson kept his job and was again backed in the transfer market with the likes of Jack Rodwell, Tomer Hemed and Rhys Williams arriving ahead of the new season.

A place in finals was the minimum requirement but once again Wanderers have struggled for results and the pressure has been mounting week by week.

Final straw

The 3-0 loss against a weakened Roar side on Saturday was the final straw and the board have now acted by showing Robinson the door.

The hunt for a new coach is underway but for now the club just issued a short statement to confirm the sacking of Robinson.

The statement read: "The Wanderers would like to thank Carl for his time at the club over the last one-and-half seasons and wish him all the best in his future endeavours.

"The club will shortly make an announcement regarding the head coach position for the rest of the season."

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