5 Jan 2011

Herbert to set milestone in Wellington tonight

4:45 pm on 5 January 2011

The Phoenix coach Ricki Herbert will chalk up a century of A League football matches, when his side host the Melbourne Victory in Wellington tonight.

Herbert has coached the Phoenix for 94 games and was at the helm of the ill-fated New Zealand Knights for the final five matches of that club's campaign.

The two sides have met twice this season, with both matches drawn.

The Phoenix, start as slight favourites despite being in seventh spot two places behind the Victory and the home side's in desperate need of a win as their next two games are away to the Central Coast Mariners and the Brisbane Roar.