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Newcastle Jets boss Culina happy to be back on winners list

Newcastle Jets' Branko Culina was delighted to be back on the winners list as a coach yesterday. The former Sydney FC boss led the Jets to a 3-2 victory over Wellington Phoenix at EnergyAustralia Stadium and the three points pleased him greatly.

"It feels terrific," he said.

"It's great to be back, to be honest.

"Coaching is something I really love doing.

"Now I have a 100 per cent record I might ring Con and see if I can resign," Culina joked.

Culina has been thrown I the deep end at Newcastle after the departure of Gary van Egmond but had his players to thank for giving him a win first-up.

"To win first-up is very pleasing," Culina added.

"Credit goes to the players, because they have done it tough.

"I always felt that we were a few weeks away from where we would like to be.

"Some of the football they played today was very good for a side who is a few weeks underdone."

Andrew Slevison
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