Herbert warned over press dodge

Wellington coach Ricki Herbert will not be sanctioned for his failure to turn up to a post-match press conference last Friday.

Wellington coach Ricki Herbert will not be sanctioned for his failure to turn up to a post-match press conference last Friday.

Football Federation Australia have confirmed that it will speak to both Wellington Phoenix and Melbourne Victory about Herbert's no show following the Phoenix's 3-0 loss to the Victory at AAMI Park.

"Both clubs will be given an informal warning and will be counselled on press conference requirements, processes and management," a spokesman said.

Journalists were kept waiting for over 50 minutes after the match before it was discovered that Herbert had boarded the team bus and left without fulfilling his mandatory requirement of fronting the press.

It is believed to be the first time a coach has failed to attend a post match press conference in the A-League.