Robbie Fowler, Liverpool’s legend has reportedly relinquished his position as the boss of Brisbane Roar, a football club in Australia. It has been known that the Englishman won’t return to the club when the Australia league restarts play next month.
The former English striker Fowler and his assistant Tony Grant flew to their home in England around March after the season was suspended due to the Covid-19 virus.
According to today’s report, the club confirmed that Fowler’s tenure at the club is over because of the impact of Covid-19 on the club’s finances.
‘We are disappointed that the global pandemic has impacted our plans together but completely understand that family comes first during these difficult times,’ vice-chairman Chris Fong said in a statement.
‘Robbie has not only provided stability but a refreshing injection of knowledge and insight into the Roar.’
Robbie Fowler led the club to finish second bottom in the previous season but has improved in the current campaign advancing them to the fourth place before matches were suspended with only six league and championship playoffs left.
On behalf of myself and Tony, I would like to thank the club for the opportunity, and the Brisbane Roar fans for the warm welcome and support for me and the team. We are very proud of what we achieved,’ Fowler said in the statement.
The Australia League is set to resume behind closed doors on July 16 with the regular season to be wrapped up by the end of August.