It has emerged that Liverpool legend Robbie Fowler had applied for the Newcastle Jets coaching position, which was today officially handed to Mark Jones.
According to NBN News Reporter Paddy Kilmurray, the 41-year-old Reds icon had applied for the vacant position today, ultimately too late in the process.
Robbie Fowler applied for the Jets job today. Too late @nbnnews
— Paddy Kilmurray (@paddykilmurray) September 23, 2016
Fowler has previously been involved in Australian football with defunct A-League outfit North Queensland Fury and Perth Glory.
He has enjoyed ad-hoc coaching roles previously with Liverpool FC’s academy, Muangthong United and MK Dons, but never as a fully-fledged senior manager.
Earlier today, the Jets officially appointed Mark Jones as their head coach until the end of the 2017-18 A-League season.
The club will be led by a homegrown duo on the sidelines, with Clayton Zane named as his assistant coach.
Both men have years of experience with football in the Hunter region, having played for the Newcastle Breakers in the NSL during the 1990s and holding various coaching roles at the Jets previously.