A-League: Brisbane Roar axe Warren Moon

Warren Moon has been sacked as coach of the struggling Brisbane Roar.

Moon, whose side drew 1-1 with Sydney FC on Saturday at Allianz Stadium, was informed of the decision on Monday by the club’s general manager Ante Kovacevic.

The Roar confirmed the news on Monday night via a short statement.

“Brisbane Roar can confirm that Warren Moon has been stood down from the A-League head coach role with immediate effect,” the statement said.

“The club would like to thank Warren for his service in the role over the past the years.

“The appointment of an interim head coach will be announced in due course.”

There was speculation late on Monday that former Brisbane City NPL coach Nick Green had been hired as Moon’s replacement, and would take charge of training on Tuesday.

The Roar are without a win in their past seven matches and have dropped to second last on the A-League.

Moon, who remains employed by the club due to the nature of his contract, took over as Brisbane’s coach from Liverpool great Robbie Fowler in the closing stages of the 2019-20 season.

Working under a tight budget, Moon was in charge of the Roar for 75 A-League matches, and finished with a record of 22 wins, 22 draws and 31 losses.

He twice guided to the Roar to the A-League finals series, and also took the club to the semi-finals of last year’s Australia Cup.

It was only last week that Moon admitted to News Corp Australia that he was under pressure to keep his job.

“I’ve got take responsibility for the way we’re going,” he said.

“It’s probably time to find out what changes the club wants to make … maybe it is time for a change.”

The 40-year-old was a foundation Roar player, making 14 appearances for the club – then known as Queensland Roar – in the A-League’s inaugural 2005-2006 season.

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