ROAR EXCLUSIVE: Video interview with Lawrie McKinna
The Mariners are still confident that Russian investment will happen but the club is not relying on it to survive, according to Central Coast general manager of football Lawrie McKinna.
A former coach of the Mariners, McKinna has rejoined the club after nearly two years spent coaching in China.
“It’s all been signed off on [the Russians], and there still hopeful it’s all going to come through,” McKinna says.
“But, as far as a I know, the club’s not relying on that and they’re looking at ways of keeping the club going.”
McKinna spoke extensively with The Roar at the Mariners’ Tuggerah base about the state of the club, the boost of Graham Arnold re-signing and the playing squad.
The former NSL player and coach also talked about keeping Tom Rogic and Patrick Zwaanswijk, the prospect of signing a marquee and his new role at the club.
Watch the full interview below.
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