North Queensland Fury to select new coach with expert panel

A-League club North Queensland Fury will select their new head coach with the help of an expert panel.

Following the resignation of Ian Ferguson who left his post to join the Perth Glory as assistant, the Fury need to find a replacement and as the club is currently being run by Football Federation Australia, the process will be slightly different according to interim boss Archie Fraser.

“We will be appointing a coach for North Queensland who has the credentials to lead the Fury to its first premiership,” Fraser said. “We have brought together a panel of people with many years’ experience in the football industry and an excellent understanding of the technical aspects of the game, to select the right coach for the new Fury.

“Coaches from across Australia and around the world have already applied for the head position and we are talking to several coaches who we have identified as having the right set of credentials for the role.

“The coach will have at the minimum an A-License badge, which is now a standard for the Hyundai A-League.

“They will also be eager to exploit the competitive advantage the Fury can have over away sides during the North’s humid summer and be passionate about working with the local community to grow the game in this region.”

The coaching selection panel will consist of FFA National Technical Director Han Berger, former Colchester United owner Jonathan Crisp, North Queensland resident and former English first division player Peter Brine, and Fraser.