Sackings, backings and cracking-the-sh**ts: FTBL ranks every A-League coach based on the 2018/19 season performances.
Even for the funhouse-mirror world of football coaching, the A-League was a rollercoaster in 2018/19.
All your favourite characters featured; there were giants slain and giant slayers, triumphant returns and prodigal beginnings, those who were over before they began and, of course, a few desperados hanging on til-the-death.
In our annual rankings, FTBL attempts to sort the deserving from the deserters...
12. MIKE MULVEY
|Season||Club managed||GM||W||D||L||W %||D %||L %||GS||GC|
|2018-19||Central Coast Mariners||21||1||4||16||4.76%||19.05%||76.19%||24||56|
It ain't easy being yellow and navy, the song should have sung.
Not even a former A-League Championship winning coach could refloat the sinking Mariners, as Mulvey slumped to 17 losses and a 4.5% win percentage in 22 matches that must have felt like a lifetime.
They certainly did for Gosfordians.
First, combine player fallouts, a Usain Bolt fiasco, a plethora of untimely injuries, horrific defensive decision-making and an inane habit of coughing up losses from winning positions.
Then add a pinch of unstable finances, depressing crowd figures and absent backroom staff.
Finally garnish with Matt Simon as the sole striker and you truly have a recipe for disaster.