Low-key start for Wellington Phoenix coach

June 12, 2013
By Cathy Walshe
New coach Ernie Merrick's reign at Wellington Phoenix began on a low-key note as he put 10 of his A-League squad through their paces under grey skies and drizzle at Newtown Park on Wednesday.

Just three days after shedding five of the Phoenix's off-contract players, Merrick watched as the backbone of his team ran strongly in their first off-season training session.

Merrick replaced long-serving coach Ricki Herbert after the Phoenix finished bottom of the A-League ladder last ...

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