The championship-winning defender put pen to paper on a one-year deal with the Gosford outfit after completing a medical on Monday.
Rose, who lined-up for Melbourne City last season, will get this chance to add to the 160 A-League appearances he made for the Mariners from 2010.

The 35-year-old joins coach Paul Okon’s boosted defensive stocks which includes new signings Alan Baro and Antony Golec.

"I’m extremely happy to be back on the Central Coast, and very grateful to be given the opportunity to wear the Mariners jersey again," Rose said.

"I can’t wait to get back out there in front of the supporters, family and friends again. This club means a lot to me, it’s given a lot to me in the past and I feel like I’ve still got a lot to give back to the club.

"I think there is a lot of very good talent in those young boys in the club at the moment, and I'm looking forward to working with them on the field and off the field to try and help develop their game to the best they can. I’m sure with Paolo in charge, they definitely have a massive future ahead of them."


Okon is keen on Rose adopting a mentorship role.

"We are of course very happy to bring Josh home,” Okon said. 

“Josh has a big role to play at the club both on and off the field – his experience will be a big asset to the club, especially with so many new faces coming in.  

Rose will also be coaching at the club's football clinics for 5 to 12-year-olds, starting on Wednesday.

"I’ve got three sons myself and I know what it means to them when people they look up to give them their time,” he said.

“For me to come back and do that in the community is something that I look forward to doing, I enjoy doing it and I can’t wait to get out there."