Jordan Ahlstrand and Tony Zanda from CQFC after announcing their acceptance of Joe Fenech's resignation
Jordan Ahlstrand and Tony Zanda from CQFC after announcing their acceptance of Joe Fenech's resignation Chris Ison

Central Queensland FC board says Fenech ‘left us no option’

CENTRAL Queensland Football Club board members have announced their acceptance of former head coach Joe Fenech's resignation.

Fenech resigned on Sunday following CQFC Energy's 4-3 loss to the Brisbane Strikers at Rugby Park on Saturday.

Despite being advised by Football Queensland they had two weeks to make a decision, the board announced yesterday morning that Fenech would no longer be the Energy coach.

CQFC board members met Football Queensland representatives on Tuesday night and CQFC CEO Tony Zanda said later the board was in a position to accept Fenech's resignation.

Zanda said it had been brought to the board's attention that Fenech had been actively seeking roles with other clubs including interstate clubs, since well before the start of the season.

"We wanted to try and find a resolution to this and we acknowleged the fact that what Joe had done for both CQFC and the CQ community," he said.

"There were also numerous other breaches of club protocol on Mr Fenech's behalf and he left us with no option but to accept his resignation.

"In all honesty, the publication in today's (Wednesday's) The Morning Bulletin was probably an adequate reflection of Joe's dissatisfaction with the board, you can certainly take from that article that he will not work with certain board members and with great respect to Mr Fenech, a coach doesn't determine a composition of any board.

"It is the board that determines the composition. I do wish Mr Fenech all the very best in the future and personally it is very disappointing that it has come to this but needless to say the club will band together and we will pull through this."

Zanda said CQFC was working with Football Queensland to identify a replacement coach and that he, assistant coach Gary Skinner and team manager Jason Williams would accompany the side on its trip to Cairns.

"We have identified a few very well qualified coaches who are keen to take the job and once we have sorted through the finer details with Football Queensland we will make an announcement," Zanda said.



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