Foxe: Nothing has changed at the Wanderers

Nicholas Rupolo Roar Guru

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    Western Sydney Wanderers caretaker head coach Hayden Foxe was in a buoyant mood as he fronted the press for his first pre-match press conference before their A-League opener against Perth Glory on Sunday.

    Foxe spoke of the fresh state of mind that the playing group is in following the sudden departure of inaugural coach Tony Popovic last week.

    Foxe said he had “spoken to everyone, it was a bit of a disruption but it’s part of a football club

    “The boys have moved on and we haven’t changed our build-up to the match against Perth on Sunday or the season.”

    “The foreign players are used to these types of situations it happens often, people come and go, coaches, staff, players but they are very adaptable to these situations,

    “They are elite professional athletes and they will do what they need to do to prepare.”

    The former Sydney FC defender is confident in moving forward with much of the backroom staff having followed Popovic to Turkey including Zjelko Kalac and Andres Carrasco.

    “I’ve been lucky to have people around the club like Ian (Crook). The transition has been fine and nothing has changed,

    “For us it hasn’t been hard to navigate, coaches have stepped in they know their job description,

    “My Wanderers will be the same as it has been for the past three or four years, it’s a cultural thing, it’s a culture set from within and that will never change.”

    Foxe said he has “a full squad of fit players” and gave no hints as to who will be starting including Spanish marquees Alvaro Cejudo and Oriol Riera who he said “are all a chance to play”.

    The Western Sydney Wanderers face Perth Glory at Spotless Stadium on Sunday 6PM (AEDT).