Stability will breed success

Perth Glory skipper Jamie Coyne is confident that the club’s focus on stability, both on and off the pitch, will be the catalyst for significant improvement in the seasons ahead.

Perth Glory skipper Jamie Coyne is confident that the club-s focus on stability, both on and off the pitch, will be the catalyst for significant improvement in the seasons ahead.

Coyne said there is good reason to be optimistic about achieving ‘glory- next season and points to the re-signing of Coach Dave Mitchell to a long term deals as a significant advancement for the club.

“I think one of the main things that the club has lacked over the past four years has been stability,” Coyne said.

“We had four coaches in first three seasons and each one obviously brings new ideas and probably felt they needed to change things to get success. It takes time to restructure the team and we haven-t had the continuity that I think is vital to achieving long term success.

“To have ‘Mitch- here for a couple of years now should steady everything, he has got us playing a good system and the results are coming. That will no doubt give him the confidence to do what he feels is necessary to take us to the next level,” said Coyne.

Perth Glory-s board has deliberately set about adding much needed stability across the club and the results of their efforts could be seen in a significant turnaround in the second half of the season.

“The owners are passionate about seeing the Glory back at the top of the league and have backed Mitch in to achieve that.

“He is a very ambitious person and doesn-t want us to be a team just making up the numbers; he wants to be up the top. He-s coached teams that have won things in the National Soccer League, so it-s definitely something he wants to achieve in the new competition as well,” said Coyne.