Mariners starting to look like a retirment village with these ex AIS coaches. NYL not doing too well atm under one of them. See how the 20's and seniors go this season. Will be pissed if they don't do better than when Peter Preston and Will Vasquez were at the helm!O’Connor joins Mariners
By John Davidson Dec 4 2018 2:00PM
Former Socceroo Steve O’Connor has been appointed to coach Central Coast Mariners’ Under-20s academy.
O’Connor is of Australia’s most renowed youth coaches and spent 16 years involved with the AIS football program.
The likes of Mark Bresciano, Vince Grella, Alex Brosque and Luke Wilkshire came through the AIS when he was head coach.
The ex-NSL title-winner, who also earned 15 caps for the Socceroos, has had spells as head coach of the Young Socceroos, technical director at Sydney FC and technical director of the Hong Kong Football Association over the years.
A member of the Australian Football Hall of Fame, O’Connor will be tasked with moulding the Mariners’ best young prospects.