Daniel McBreen to join Central Coast as planned

Daniel McBreen will end his spell with Perth Glory and join Central Coast Mariners as planned.

Daniel McBreen will end his spell with Perth Glory and join Central Coast Mariners as planned.

Former Mariners coach Lawrie McKinna arranged to sign the 32-year old during the season on a pre-contract when he was with North Queensland Fury before he moved to Perth on a short-term deal.

After McKinna left his role as coach and took up the football operations manager job it was unsure if McBreen’s contract with the Mariners would still be valid but new coach Graham Arnold has assured him he is a wanted man.

"The only way I was ever going to come (back) to Perth was if Arnie came in and said I wasn't wanted at Central Coast," McBreen told Perth Now.

"But we've sat down and had a chat and he said I'm definitely part of his plans so he wasn't getting rid of me. It's all positive and I'm looking forward to it."

McBreen had a successful stint with the Glory, scoring five goals in six matches and earning himself a Socceroos call-up. He said no matter how short his stay was, he would always remember it is a good time.

“If I hadn't gone there I don't think it would have happened (making a Socceroos squad) so I'll always look back on it fondly and I had a good time even though it was short and sweet," McBreen added.