Metro FC have announced the departure of their Director of Football, Tim Ragg, saying he’s in line to take over as head coach and DoF at Lotto NRFL rivals Onehunga Mangere United.
Announcing the move, Metro stated: “We are sad to see Tim depart, and know he will be an asset on OMUAFC in the coming year as he brings his skillset to his new home.”
The club thanked Ragg “for his dedication, passion and effort in developing a successful, thorough and enjoyable pathway for all of our junior and youth players.”
Main photo: Tim Ragg … leaving Metro. Photo: Shane Wenzlick / Phototek.
Ragg’s move to Mangere Mountain completes other coaching moves involving the two clubs:
- Scott MacKay has joined Metro as their men’s head coach for next season’s Lotto NRFL campaign. MacKay was at West Auckland last season.
- Paul Marshall has left Onehunga Mangere United, where he was head coach, to join the coaching staff at newly-promoted Northern League club Manurewa.
Meanwhile, Metro are now advertising for a Director of Football to oversee the development of junior and youth football at the club.
The successful applicant will work with the Auckland City FC Academy Director to ensure a unified approach in line with the Memorandum of Understanding between the two clubs.
Metro seek head coach for women’s first team
Metro are looking for a head coach for their women’s first team who played in last season’s NRF Conference, and were runners-up in the Carol Waller Cup.
Candidates should hold or be working towards a minimum of an OFC/NZF C Licence, or international equivalent, and have the right to work in New Zealand.
How to apply
Applicants interested in the DoF or women’s first team head coach roles should submit a CV and cover letter to Metro FC chairman Ants Owens at: [email protected].
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 | MANUREWA | ONEHUNGA MANGERE UTD | HAMILTON WANDERERS | HIBISCUS COAST | NORTHERN ROVERS | PAPAMOA |
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