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Robbie Fowler cuts ties in Australia with A-League’s Roar

June 29, 2020 GMT
FILE - In this March 15, 2019, file photo, Robbie Fowler, ambassador of FC Liverpool, attends the drawing of the matches for the Champions League 2018/19 quarterfinals at the UEFA headquarters in Nyon, Switzerland. Former Liverpool and England striker Fowler has ended his tenure as coach of the Brisbane Roar in Australian Football’s A-League. The Roar confirmed Monday, June 29, 2020 that Fowler, who returned to Britain in March while the A-League was suspended because of the coronavirus pandemic, will not resume his coaching duties.(Salvatore Di Nolfi/Keystone via AP, File)
FILE - In this March 15, 2019, file photo, Robbie Fowler, ambassador of FC Liverpool, attends the drawing of the matches for the Champions League 2018/19 quarterfinals at the UEFA headquarters in Nyon, Switzerland. Former Liverpool and England striker Fowler has ended his tenure as coach of the Brisbane Roar in Australian Football’s A-League. The Roar confirmed Monday, June 29, 2020 that Fowler, who returned to Britain in March while the A-League was suspended because of the coronavirus pandemic, will not resume his coaching duties.(Salvatore Di Nolfi/Keystone via AP, File)

BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — Former Liverpool and England striker Robbie Fowler has ended his tenure as coach of the Brisbane Roar in Australian Football’s A-League.

The Roar confirmed Monday that Fowler, who returned to Britain in March while the A-League was suspended because of the coronavirus pandemic, will not resume his coaching duties.

Roar vice-chairman Chris Fong told the Sydney Morning Herald the 45-year-old Fowler does not want to be separated from his England-based family during the virus outbreak.

“The world’s changed, we never expected this,” Fong told the Herald. “It’s a shame because the way we were building was beautiful.”

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Fowler, who played in the A-League for the North Queensland Fury and Perth Glory near the end of his playing career, joined Brisbane as head coach on a two-year contract in April, 2019.

He had guided Brisbane into fourth place in the 11-team A-League table, with 10 wins from 22 games, when the league was suspended.

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