Where to for Tribu­li­etx?

Central Leader - - YOUR PAPER, YOUR PLACE - LIAM HYSLOP

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].’’

PHOTOSPORT

Auck­land City coach Ra­mon Tribu­li­etx talks to his team af­ter the OFC Cham­pi­ons League fi­nal on Sun­day.

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