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Paul Okon leaves ninth-placed Central Coast Mariners

Paul Okon leaves ninth-placed Central Coast Mariners
From ESPN - March 20, 2018

Central Coast coach Paul Okon has quit the A-League club with immediate effect.

The off-contract former Socceroo is understood to have walked away on Tuesday afternoon after failing to come to agreement with management on a number of issues.

Okon's two-year contract was due to expire at the end of the season.

"Both Paul Okon and the Central Coast Mariners have been in discussions for several weeks about the strategic direction of the football club," the Mariners said in a statement.

"Given the club's future strategies and plans, both parties have agreed that it is best to end the association immediately to give the club an opportunity during this vital period to re-sign players and target new players."

The Mariners also confirmed assistant coach Ivan Jolic would also leave immediately, with youth mentor Wayne O'Sullivan appointed as caretaker for the remainder of the season.

Okon wished the club the best for the future.

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