Robbie Fowler named Brisbane Roar manager

Former Liverpool striker Robbie Fowler says his lack of managerial experience ‘doesn’t matter’ after being appointed as the new boss of Brisbane Roar.

The 44-year-old – who won 26 caps for England – has signed a two-year contract with the Australian club.

Fowler, who scored 183 goals in 369 matches for the English Premier League giants, retired from playing in 2012.

He said: ‘I’m really looking forward to the challenge and am determined to bring success to a club that has such a proud history in the Hyundai A-League.

‘I’m really keen to get started and make a difference.

‘Just because I’m not as experienced as some of them, doesn’t mean I’m going to do as bad a job.

“You could have Jurgen Klopp here, you could have Pep Guardiola, it doesn’t necessarily mean they are going to be great managing Brisbane.’

Fowler, 44, was briefly player-coach of Thai club Muangthong United before hanging up his boots.

Apart from that he has no other senior coaching experience.

Fowler was selected from a field of about 100 candidates for the full-time position.

His first challenge will be rebuilding a squad which has endured an awful 2018-19 season.

With just one match remaining, the Roar are second last having won just four of 26 matches this season in Australia.

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