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Transformed Phoenix emerging from ashes

Transformed Phoenix emerging from ashes

Club great Paul Ifill says Australian coaches Mark Rudan and Ufuk Talay can take most credit for the transformation of Wellington in the A-League. 13 Jan 2020
Ball injury a worry for red-hot Phoenix

Ball injury a worry for red-hot Phoenix

David Ball's hip injury is the only major concern for a Wellington side that has climbed to fourth in the A-League after their latest win. 5 Jan 2020
Phoenix extend leaders' A-League contracts

Phoenix extend leaders' A-League contracts

Wellington have extended the contracts of skipper Steven Taylor and his deputy Alex Rufer for two and three A-League seasons respectively. 1 Jan 2020
'Disappointed' Corica 'couldn't stand' in Talay's way

'Disappointed' Corica 'couldn't stand' in Talay's way

Sydney FC coach Steve Corica wasn't happy when assistant Ufuk Talay announced he was leaving the A-League champions but has labelled the Phoenix coach a winner. 22 Dec 2019
Phoenix target fourth

Phoenix target fourth

Wellington could go from A-League cellar-dwellers to fourth place inside the space of a week if victorious against a slumping Western Sydney, vindicating the patience shown by new coach Ufuk Talay. 6 Dec 2019
Desperate Phoenix gamble on Hooper fitness

Desperate Phoenix gamble on Hooper fitness

Wellington Phoenix coach Ufuk Talay is taking a punt on Gary Hooper and is prepared to field the unfit marquee striker against Brisbane. 22 Nov 2019
Pointless Phoenix not feeling pressure

Pointless Phoenix not feeling pressure

Wellington Phoenix coach Ufuk Talay has no points but no worries as he heads into an A-League round three clash with Perth Glory. 26 Oct 2019
Friendships put aside as Corica prepares for Talay test

Friendships put aside as Corica prepares for Talay test

Sydney FC coach Steve Corica is putting his friendship with former teammate and assistant cosch Ufuk Talay aside as they prepare to face off when in their match against Wellington Phoenix on Sunday. 19 Oct 2019
Rudan return spices up Phoenix opener

Rudan return spices up Phoenix opener

On Sunday, Ufuk Talay's next-gen Phoenix host expansion club Western United in their first ever A-League match. 12 Oct 2019
Rufer backs Talay to keep Nix in finals

Rufer backs Talay to keep Nix in finals

In the face of major player turnover and a change of coach, Wellington Phoenix vice captain Alex Rufer says it's his mission to keep the spirit of last season's campaign going. 11 Oct 2019
Fans can boo Rudan respectfully: Talay

Fans can boo Rudan respectfully: Talay

New coach Ufuk Talay says Wellington Phoenix fans can boo his predecessor, Mark Rudan, when the pair face off from opposing benches this weekend but only if they do it the right way. 10 Oct 2019
Phoenix sign Mexican playmaker Davila

Phoenix sign Mexican playmaker Davila

Wellington coach Ufuk Talay believes Mexican signing Ulises Davila could be one of the most influential players in the A-League. 5 Jul 2019
Players reveal why ‘Uffy’ is a perfect fit for Phoenix

Players reveal why ‘Uffy’ is a perfect fit for Phoenix

“Tactical genius”. Just one of the descriptions of new Wellington Phoenix head coach Ufuk “Uffy” Talay by players who have been mentored by the 43-year-old. 27 May 2019
Talay sets lofty goals at Phoenix

Talay sets lofty goals at Phoenix

New Wellington coach Ufuk Talay has set his sights on retaining star Roy Krishna and finding success in his first season in charge of the A-League club. 24 May 2019
Phoenix shed six in clear out

Phoenix shed six in clear out

New Wellington Phoenix coach Ufuk Talay has options to play with in recruitment after the club confirmed six players had been dropped for next season. 20 May 2019
"The best player to never represent Australia": The career of new Nix coach Ufuk Talay

"The best player to never represent Australia": The career of new Nix coach Ufuk Talay

One of the finest Aussie exports to never don the green and gold, here's all you need to know about new Wellington Phoenix coach Ufuk Talay. 4 May 2019