- Publish Date
- Monday, 5 December 2016, 11:43AM
Ernie Merrick has stepped down from his position as Wellington Phoenix FC Head Coach.
"I take full responsibility for position the team is currently in," Merrick said.
"I feel that I have not performed well enough as Head Coach, as we have a very strong squad that should be higher up the table.
"It's therefore the right time for me to step aside and allow someone else to take over. We have a run of home games coming up and I think this will give my successor the best opportunity to take the team forward.
"I'd like to thank everyone at Wellington Phoenix for the past three years and particularly Welnix, the Chairman and the board who have been nothing but supportive during this time."
Wellington Phoenix will now undergo a thorough process to appoint a new Head Coach.