18 Jul 2012

Greenacre confirmed as Phoenix assistant coach

12:06 pm on 18 July 2012

The former striker Chris Greenacre has been confirmed as assistant coach of the Wellington Phoenix football side.

The 34-year-old striker was Ricki Herbert's assistant last year, but he spent just as much time on the field because of the side's injury problems.

Along with goalkeeping coach Jonathan Gould, Greenacre has been running pre-season training while head coach Ricki Herbert has been away with the New Zealand under-23 without a contract.

That has now been rectified with him signing a two-year deal and Greenacre is pleased his role, which will also involve being responsible for the Wellington Phoenix 'A' team, has been formalised.