Aussie side take advantage of contract clause to snare ex-Rangers man as coach
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Ex-Rangers star makes Australia job switch after early A-league success

Former Rangers striker Kenny Miller has taken up a new role with Western Sydney Wanderers in Australia as he follows manager Carl Robinson in departing the Newcastle Jets.

The ex-Ibrox striker joined Robinson in Australia to take charge of the Newcastle Jets in February 2020 and helped the side to six wins, three draws and a loss in ten games in charge.

Ex-Rangers star Kenny Miller will join Carl Robinson at Australian A-League side Western Sydney Wanderers. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

Now, the management duo will instead take up a job in Sydney as they look to continue to make an impact on the Australian A-League.


Newcastle have thanked both Carl Robinson and Kenny Miller for their efforts as they explained the exit was unavoidable due to a special clause in the manager’s contract.

“We’d like to thank Carl and Kenny for their efforts here in Newcastle, especially for returning to Australia during the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic without their families to see the season out,” said Newcastle CEO Lawrie McKinna [Newcastle Jets].

“While we’d have loved for Carl to remain in Newcastle and continue to guide our team over the next three years, circumstances out of our control meant that the Wanderers presented the pair with an opportunity which they wanted to explore.

“There was an agreement in the contract which dictated that if any approaches were made for Carl over the course of his three-year deal, we had to notify him of the interest.

“We understand that this will be disappointing to the thousands of Members and fans that support the Club and support us through thick and thin.

“The search for a new Head Coach has already commenced, and we will have more information around this when new ownership is rubber-stamped in the near future.”

Former Rangers striker Kenny Miller has moved into coaching after a few playing spells following his release from Ibrox. (Photo by Steve Welsh/Getty Images)

The job with the Wanderers will be Miller’s third job in coaching having previously spent time as a player/coach at Scottish Premiership Livingston.

Miller, 40, made close to 300 appearances for Rangers across three spells at the club, scoring over 100 goals and winning six trophies.

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