Where to for Tribulietx?
Ramon Tribulietx seems ready to take on a new coaching challenge, but it is doubtful whether that will be at the Wellington Phoenix.
The Auckland City football coach claimed his seventhstraight OFC Champions League winners medal over the weekend when guiding his side to a comfortable 5-0 aggregate win in the two-legged decider against Team Wellington.
He has two national league titles to go with those wins, but hinted after Sunday’s second leg that he wouldn’t be in charge of the Navy Blues at the Club World Cup in December.
‘‘I’m finished now. That’s me done for the season and we’ll see what life gives us. Normally we discuss things after the end of the season, but obviously I’ve got people looking after my interests.
‘‘That’s the life of a coach, it’s sometimes very difficult, you never know, I haven’t got a job next week. I’m good with this, I accepted that when I started to get into coaching, this is how it works, so c’est la vie.’’
When asked if he liked Wellington as a city he said: ‘‘I don’t know, I like a lot of places in the world, I’m an easy person’’.
He went on to deflect a question about his interest in the vacant Phoenix head coach position.
‘‘I’m not going to talk about that. Right now we just have to celebrate this [Champions League win].’’
Auckland City coach Ramon Tribulietx talks to his team after the OFC Champions League final on Sunday.