15 May 2017

Moss and Phoenix part ways

1:16 pm on 15 May 2017

The Wellington Phoenix and goalkeeper Glen Moss have parted ways with Moss joining former Phoenix coach Ernie Merrick at A-league club Newcastle.

Moss, 34, played for the Phoenix in their first season in the A-League in 2007 before moving to Melbourne Victory and then onto the Gold Coast before returning to Wellington in 2012, all up spending seven seasons with the club.

Glen Moss is leaving the Phoenix.

Glen Moss is leaving the Phoenix. Photo: Photosport

He made 140 A-League appearances for the Phoenix and was awarded the 2015-16 Player of the Season.

Moss said he is excited by the challenges that await him for both Club and country.

"I am rapt to be coming to the Jets," Moss, who will go into camp with the All Whites in Auckland next week, said.

"It's a Club that I have always thought quite highly of and always had good battles with in the past when I was with Wellington."

"I have been at Wellington for five years so changing environments and moving to a Club that will not accept anything less than top results and playing finals football next year is something that has got me naturally excited."

New Newcastle coach Merrick believes Moss's qualities and character will benefit the squad.

"I have coached Glen at two Clubs - Melbourne Victory and Wellington Phoenix - and have found him to be the consummate professional," Merrick said.