Gary van Egmond leaves Jets
The Newcastle Jets coach Gary van Egmond has left the team to take up a position with the Australian Institute of Sport(AIS).
Van Egmond won the championship at the end of the 2007/8 season but the team finished bottom last season.
That championship win meant the Jets got a chance to play in the Asian Champions League where they did well to at least go to the knockout stages but their last match was a 6-nil drubbing by Korean side Pohang Steelers.
The Jets have at least five weeks to get a coach before the season kicks off.