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Gold Coast's Bleiberg: 'Maybe I'm not a bad coach'

Gold Coast United coach Miron Bleiberg believes he may not be such a bad coach after all.

Of course, the eccentric tactician was speaking tongue-in-cheek after he guided his side to a vital 1-0 away from home against Melbourne Victory at Etihad Stadium.

Bleiberg tinkered with his side after a host of injuries during the week and it came up trumps as United pushed four points clear of the Victory in fourth place.

"I think our record speaks a lot for ourselves, maybe I am not a bad a coach. Let's see how we go against Sydney FC on Friday," Bleiberg quipped.

Bleiberg gave a start to teenager Ben Halloran on Saturday night, with the right winger showing plenty whilst striker Chris Harold came on as a sub, showing that the coach is happy to give his youngsters a chance.

That was not lost on assistant coach Mike Mulvey who is a strong supporter of Bleiberg despite his sometimes unconventional methods.

"Miron also has faith in youth and had no hesitation in giving a start to Ben Halloran and then bringing on (fellow teenager) Chris Harold. These boys have been knocking on the door for a while now and they are ready," Mulvey said.

Andrew Slevison
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