Paul Marshall has stepped down as head coach of Men’s National League club Manurewa, the club has confirmed.
In an announcement on its Facebook page, the Northern League club says:
“Manurewa Association Football Club extends our sincere appreciation to Paul for his efforts in leading our Premier team through a historic and successful 2023 season.
“Paul, your dedication to this group of players has been admirable, and your drive and ambition to achieve the hotly contested National League status has been evident from game one.
“We wish you all the best for your next football adventure — you will always be a part of the Manurewa football family.”
Main photo: Paul Marshall … a long coaching career.
Marshall (61) joined Rewa in late 2022 from Onehunga Mangere United, where he had been Director of Football at the Lotto NRFL Men’s Championship club.
Manurewa had won promotion from the championship to the 2023 Northern League and under Marshall’s guidance, the club finished fourth and qualified for the Men’s National League.
In a long coaching career, Marshall has coached at Auckland City, Three Kings United, Central United and Bay Olympic. He also had a spell as assistant coach at English club Portsmouth’s academy.
He took Auckland City to the FIFA Club World Cup in 2006 and led Central United, Waitakere United and Auckland City to National League titles. He had Chatham Cup success with Three Kings, and led Bay Olympic to promotion to the Northern League.