Stajcic won’t make any rushed decisions but admits Mariners need ‘better foundation’
Central Coast Mariners interim manager Alen Stajcic has revealed he won’t be making any quick decisions on players’ futures after their 5-0 loss to Melbourne City.
The Mariners were blown away by a youthful City side and end the season in last place for the third time in four Hyundai A-League campaigns.
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Speaking post-match, Stajcic was quick to dismiss suggestions he would undergo a clean-out after the heavy defeat.
“They [the players] are playing for contracts every week, not tonight,” Stajcic said.
“I’m not basing my judgement on tonight, I’m basing it on the last few months.
“Players want to come to our club, players want to stay at our club – we will pick up and be in a much stronger position next season.”
The former Westfield Matildas head coach has been linked with the job full-time and explained what needs to happen to make the Gosford club a force once again.
“You always need to reflect and evaluate what the club needs,” Stajcic said.
“We need a better foundation, more stability and more depth. There hasn’t been a great amount of depth and you saw that tonight, with Kye Rowles out, the disjointed nature of the back four made it tough at times.”