Herbert axed by Phoenix
THE Wellington Phoenix have axed coach Ricki Herbert.
Truth understands the decision to replace Herbert was made yesterday.
The Nix owners – the most high profile being the controversial Gareth Morgan – are keen for Herbert to remain in charge for the rest of the season before he takes up a part-time Director of Football role.
But last night it was unclear if Herbert will accept the role.
A source suggested he may opt to turn his back on the last placed club today leaving the Nix coach-less ahead of tomorrow’s A-League fixture against Newcastle.
Herbert, who doubles as the All Whites coach, will now put his energy and focus into securing New Zealand’s place at the 2014 World Cup in Rio.
By John Matheson