Glory coach vows to fight on
Perth coach Ian Ferguson has vowed to fight on in the job despite admitting he can't wait for Glory's A-League season of hell to end.
Ferguson conceded there was little left to play for in the remaining two games after watching his side slump to a 2-0 loss to Sydney FC on Saturday night - leaving Perth mired to second last on the table.
The Glory have posted just two wins and six draws in 19 games under Ferguson's watch.
But the 43-year-old, who has a handshake agreement with club owner Tony Sage to continue on next season, said he wouldn't prematurely walk away from his post.
"I'm determined and I'm looking forward to the challenge next year," Ferguson said.
"I never shirk away from any challenges, I always go in head first.
"I'll never quit, I'll always keep going (and) hopefully do the right thing and get this club up and running.
"I can understand the fans' frustration. It's not great sitting second bottom of the league, I can understand where they're coming from."
Goals from Sydney duo Nick Carle and Bruno Cazarine relegated the Glory to their 15th loss of the season, with Ferguson rating the defeat as one of the club's worst performances of the season.
"We have probably dismantled again what we built up 12 weeks ago. We are back to where we were basically," Ferguson said.
"So we've got two games to go and the sooner the season goes, the better for everyone.
"We are not going to achieve anything now. We are going to sit second bottom now ... because we can't even catch Sydney I don't think.
"So we've got a bit of pride for this club and a bit of pride for ourselves (to play for) and hopefully try to get the last couple of victories."
Ferguson said more players could be told in the coming days that their services will not be required for next season.
"Yeah we'll be making decisions on players' futures pretty soon, probably this week," he said.
"We've got players here that we want to keep and then there's obviously players that are going to go. That's football, it's going to happen."
Perth play Gold Coast at home next Sunday before travelling to Newcastle four days later to round out the season.