Wanderers move for Jets coach Robinson

Carl Robinson during his time at Vancouver Whitecaps in 2017 Source: Getty Images

Western Sydney Wanderers are on the verge of poaching Carl Robinson from Newcastle as their new A-League head coach.

The Wanderers sacked Jean-Paul de Marigny on Monday, just three months after appointing him as their full-time coach.

On Wednesday, the Jets confirmed they had given their coach Robinson permission to enter talks with Western Sydney.

"Newcastle Jets can confirm that Western Sydney Wanderers have made an official approach for head coach, Carl Robinson," the Jets said in a statement.

"The club has granted permission for the two parties to enter discussions."

Robinson took over the Jets in February, after Ernie Merrick's sacking, joining the A-League club on a three-and-a-half-year deal.

He turned Newcastle's form around, coaching them to six wins, three draws and just one loss from 10 games - including winning three of four games after the season's suspension.

The former Wales international previously coached MLS side Vancouver Whitecaps from 2013 to 2018.

Source AAP