Paul Okon (45) is not a trainer of the Australian first division Central Coast Mariners. The former player of Club Bruges and the Golden Shoe of 1995 had his contract terminate after a dispute with the directors about the future of the club.
“I will be as the Mariners always remain grateful for the opportunities that I have commanded,” says Okon, who since the summer of 2016, when the team was working. “I thank the players for their commitment and supporters for their support. I wish the club the very best in the future.”
Central Coast Mariners in the standings after 23 days, with still four matches to go, on the ninth place with 20 points. Only Wellington Phoenix (17 pts) does even worse.
Okon played between 1991 and 1996, as a defender and midfielder for Club Brugge. The Australian won with blue-black two titles and two cups. Then he came out for include Lazio, Fiorentina, Middlesbrough, Watford, Leeds, Ostend (2004-2005), Alake Nicosia and Newcastle Jets. After his spelerscarrière did the 28-fold international experience as a trainer on the Australian youth teams. He was also for a while, scout for Club Brugge.