Mozr leaves Manukau United to take head coach role at Bay Olympic

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Rudy Mozr has been named Bay Olympic head coach for next year’s Northern League campaign.

Mozr leaves a similar role at Manukau United and will replace Liam Mulrooney who has stepped down from the role.

Bay Olympic chair Graham Leaming says:

“Rudy has built a very strong record as a coach at this level, successfully building sides with a mix of proven and developing players.

“His technical skillset, detailed planning, intensity and ambition make him an excellent fit for Bay Olympic.

“We are focused on building a team and culture that is committed, ambitious and proud to represent our club.

“A successful men’s premier team that provides opportunities for players who demand it, is very important for our club moving into the future. We look forward to supporting Rudy and the team’s success.”

‘I am keen to meet the players to share my ambition’

Mozr says: “Bay Olympic has a great platform — I admire the club’s values and ambition and the facilities to work from are excellent.

“The club for a long time has been a strong performer in the youth space, so we have a good source of keen and ambitious young players to press for opportunities alongside established performers.

“I am keen to meet the players to share my ambition and plan for the years ahead.

“The club support base has always impressed me and I have enjoyed coming to Bay Olympic as an opposition coach. I am excited to be part of this environment from 2023.”

Leaming said Mozr and the club will now focus on the appointment of assistant coaches and the Under 23 development coach to get ready for next season.

Joining Manukau United from Bucklands Beach at the beginning of 2021, Mozr worked under the guidance of Kevin Fallon and grew with the club over two seasons in the technical director and head coach role.

Announcing his departure to Manukau’s social media followers, Mozr said: “I would like to say big thank you to all staff, players and volunteers around the club for the opportunities the club has given me during my time here.”

Coaching changes

Northern and WaiBOP clubs have been busy with their coaching appointments for 2023.

Click on the following links for our coverage of announcements made so far:

NORTH SHORE UNITED | METRO FC | TE ATATU | MATAMATA SWIFTS | BAY OLYMPIC | CLAUDELANDS ROVERS | TE AWAMUTU | WESTERN SPRINGS | MT ALBERT PONSONBY | MANUKAU UNITED | WAITEMATA | CAMBRIDGE |

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