Western Sydney coach Josep Gombau has performed down rumours of dressing room unrest, after the membership missed the A-League finals for less than the second time of their historical past.
Wanderers had the prospect to safe the sixth and final finals place with a win on on Sunday, however misplaced Three-2 at house to fifth-placed Adelaide United.
It introduced the curtain down on essentially the most inconsistent season within the younger membership’s six-year historical past and can inevitably spark hypothesis about the way forward for Spanish coach.
Basis coach Tony Popovic left to affix Turkish membership Karabukspor every week earlier than the season and caretaker Hayden Foxe steered the Wanderers to a win and 4 attracts of their first 5 video games.
Gombau was appointed on Nov. 1 final yr on a three-year contract, however the membership struggled for consistency because the gamers tried to regulate to his fashion.
He needed to wait 5 video games for his first victory.
The Wanderers by no means managed to win greater than two consecutive matches and had simply seven of their 22 video games underneath Gombau.
Alongside the best way there have been rumblings of discontent.
Gombau reportedly clashed with star striker Oriol Riera and midfielder Roly Bonevacia, Kearyn Baccus refused to play a recreation in Perth after being denied an abroad switch and former Socceroo Chris Herd was launched by mutual consent final week.
“It’s true that when players are not playing they are not happy but you speak about four players, it’s not a big issue,” Gombau mentioned.
“When you are make a lot of changes in the way that they are used to things in the middle of the season, it’s not an easy situation.”
Gombau had no regrets about making an attempt to implement his fashion of play from the time he arrived, though the season had already began.
“You have a preseason and you can work and build something without the pressure of the competition, it’s better,” he mentioned.
“It isn’t [the] proper or mistaken [decision], it is what we did.
“We have to make a evaluation of the season and as a membership transfer ahead, I do know it is disappointing for everyone.
“After that we need to start to work to prepare for next season.”
Questioned about doubtlessly making modifications to the squad, Gombau mentioned: “It’s something we need to discuss with the owners with the people in the club and after that we will decide.”