Tony Walmsley has been sacked as coach of the Central Coast Mariners in the wake of their disastrous FFA Cup defeat to Green Gully.
Walmsley was appointed caretaker coach in March last year, but steered the Mariners to just five wins from 30 games as well as the wooden spoon in the A-League last season.
The embarrassing 2-1 defeat to NPL Victoria side Green Gully last week was the final straw for Walmsley, leaving Central Coast in a mad scramble to find a replacement just eight weeks out from the...
Powell, 25, has scored 12 goals in 42 career A-League appearances, including a four-goal haul against the Western Sydney Wanderers last season that included the second-fastest hat trick in A-League history.
"Blake is a hard worker; has great pace and makes smart forward runs," Mariners coach Tony Walmsley said. "He has proved himself to be a goal scorer at both Sydney FC and Wellington...
Rob Brooks casts his eye over the best and worst of the 2015-16 A-League season.
Regular season finish: First
Top goal-scorer: Bruce Djite (11)
Player of the season: Isaias. The Spaniard blended dogged defence with expert distribution, and scored from a sublime free kick in the Grand Final.
Overall: The Reds collected the premiership/championship double on the back of an astonishing run which saw them lose just one of their last 21 matches. That did not seem likely after...