Vrteski: "The show must go on"

Perth Glory deputy chairman Lui Giuliani has explained why Kenny Lowe decided to stand down from his role as assistant coach.

Perth Glory deputy chairman Lui Giuliani has explained why Kenny Lowe decided to stand down from his role as assistant coach.

And Giuliani adamantly declared, it was Lowe-s decision and it had nothing to do with recent changes at the club.

"It's more a case of unfortunate timing," said Giuliani on Tuesday afternoon.

"Kenny's been contemplating this for some months."

"He's had a number of personal issues arise."

"They're not health issues, but just personal issues, and because of that he felt like he had to go."

"He apologised for the timing (but) it's a decision he had to make to move on with his personal matters."

"I rang him up yesterday and tried to convince him to change his mind but I understood his decision."

"Unfortunately he's moving on but he's offered to help us with video analysis work on a part-time basis."

As the Glory prepare for Sunday-s showdown against defending Hyundai A-League champions Sydney FC, goalkeeper Aleks Vrteski stressed the players haven-t lost their focus.

"It's naturally disappointing to lose someone like Kenny, but as they say, the show must go on," Vrteski said.

Giuliani said the club would now start an internal and external review process in order to bring new specialist assistants in to help the team, the deputy chairman saying some senior players may be required to take on a partial coaching role to guide the youngsters.