Central Coast Mariners legend John Hutchinson says he still carries the disappointment of ending 12 years service to the club without one word from incoming coach Paul Okon.
Hutchinson, who was assistant to sacked boss Tony Walmsley departed last August, on the very day Okon took over.
A foundation player for the Mariners he admits: "I don't really have much to do with them at the moment, which is sad".
Now an assistant coach for US second tier side Seattle Sounders FC 2, Hutchinson told Goal: "It was obviously tough.
"Once Tony got sacked and you know you're in limbo land because a new coach is going to come in and not want you, and all that kind of stuff."
The former Mariners skipper helped the club to a championship and two premierships, making more than 270 appearances for the side.
In a wide-ranging interview he told Goal: "I had myself prepared once Tony left I was going to lose my job. Okon didn't speak to me at all the whole time.
"So in terms of that, that was really disappointing. To be at a club for 12 years and the head coach can't even have a chat to you - that was really disappointing."
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