Coach leaves Power by "mutual consent"

Published 2:43pm 2 May 2023

Coach leaves Power by "mutual consent"
Words by Nick Crockford

Peninsula Power has “parted company” with head coach Rick Coghlan, who spent 11 months in charge at AJ Kelly Park.

In a statement on Facebook, Power said the decision was by “mutual consent” and thanked Coghlan for “all his efforts during his time with the club”.

Coghlan steered Power to third place in the state-level NPL last season and the Australia Cup quarter-finals for the first time in the club’s history.

However, this year Power are at the foot of the NPL with one win and a draw from their first eight games and a goal difference of -11.

In the Kappa Pro Series, which started before the NPL, Power has won one, drawn two and lost one to sit third in the six-team Pool 1 with one match to play.

Power are into the Australia Cup sixth round where they will host Caboolture later this month, after winning 2-1 at Capalaba in round five. 

Coach leaves Power by "mutual consent"
Rick Coghlan n his appointment as head coach, with Power President Craig Feuerriegel

Ben Ryan, Power’s Senior Director of Football, is taking charge while the club “moves swiftly to appoint a new head coach”.

Power said there would be no further comment until a new head coach was appointed.

However, in the statement Rick Coghlan wished “everybody at Peninsula Power, the senior playing group, staff and management all the best for the remainder of the season and beyond.

“I am obviously extremely disappointed this year has not gone to plan. However, fully back the group of players and believe a new voice and direction will help turn things around.

“It’s been a pleasure working with the club this past year from the highs of the Australia Cup to the difficulties this season.

“I wish the club all the success and look forward to following Power in the future.”

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