Kenny Lowe named Glory interim boss

Kenny Lowe will step into the hot seat as Perth Glory interim coach, it was confirmed on Friday night.

Kenny Lowe will step into the hot seat as Perth Glory interim coach, it was confirmed on Friday night.

Lowe took his first training session on Friday afternoon and will undertake another on Saturday at nib Stadium before taking charge in his first senior match for Glory against Adelaide United on Sunday.

He takes over from the sacked Alistair Edwards.

Chief executive Jason Brewer said the appointment was the right fit because his coaching philosophy was consistent with the club’s player development strategy.

“Kenny Lowe is very well respected by his peers for his coaching abilities. He has helped nurture some of this countries brightest prospects including many members of our current squad. He has a very impressive pedigree in youth development in particular and that is something our club is strongly committed to and will not deviate from,” Brewer said.

"We were very fortunate to have someone as credentialed and knowledgeable available to us locally. Kenny has also worked closely alongside members of our coaching staff for a long period of time and the transition I’m sure will be seamless."

Glory also announced the appointment of Andrew Ord as assistant coach.

The 34-year-old has worked with Lowe at the NTC in 2008-2010 and the Perth Glory NYL side in 2010-2011.

He has also coached in Asian football, working at Yangon United FC in Myanmar and BEC Tero Sasana FC and Muangthong United FC in Thailand.

Glory owner Tony Sage said the club would advertise the full-time head coaching position in January, but had already received about 50 expressions of interest.