Paul Marshall returns to Onehunga Mangere United as head coach

Paul Marshall has returned to former club Onehunga Mangere United as head coach for next year’s Lotto NRFL Men’s Championship campaign.

Marshall (61) left Onehunga Mangere in late 2022, joining Northern League side Manurewa for a season in which the club qualified for the Men’s National League.

However, he’s left Rewa to return to Mangere Mountain where he was previously the director of football.

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Confirming the appointment, United said: “Paul Marshall is back as our first team coach, bringing his wealth of experience and passion for the game to the forefront once again. Welcome back, Paul!”

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.

Tim Ragg to become director of football

Onehunga Mangere said last season’s men’s first-team coach Tim Ragg would become the club’s director of football.

“Tim’s exceptional knowledge and strategic vision make him the perfect fit for this position,” the club said.

Main photo: From left, Onehunga Mangere United’s head coach Paul Marshall, president Ethan Brierly and director of football Tim Ragg. Photo credit: Onehunga Mangere United.

Ragg joined Onehunga Mangere from championship rivals Metro last season.

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