Liverpool legend Robbie Fowler today advised Perth Glory Chairman, Mr Tony Sage that he regrettably won’t be returning to Perth for the 2011/12 Hyundai A-League season due to family reasons.
Liverpool legend Robbie Fowler today advised Perth Glory Chairman, Mr Tony Sage that he regrettably won-t be returning to Perth for the 2011/12 Hyundai A-League season due to family reasons.
Fowler said the decision not to play a second season in the West had been extremely tough to make.
“Firstly, I-d like to show my appreciation to the Chairman for his understanding.
“The Chairman has been exceptional since I signed for the club, and I thank him for the opportunity to play for Perth Glory.
“I have a wonderful and loving family to consider and with the children in school, it-s best to keep them settled.
“I also need to stay in the UK to complete my coaching badges.
“I thank everyone at Perth Glory and in Western Australia for making me feel so welcome and I wish Ian Ferguson and the players all the best for the coming season,” Fowler said.
With Fowler-s decision solely based around his family, the star striker also told Mr Sage that he currently was not in discussions with any other clubs.
Whilst devastated with the decision, Mr Sage said he respects Fowler for his professionalism.
“Robbie has put Perth Glory on the world map and while I would-ve loved to have him here for a second season, as a husband and father I understand that his family comes first.
“I also appreciate the fact that Robbie called me personally to tell me of his decision.
“Robbie will always be welcomed into the Perth Glory family and I can-t thank him enough for his contribution to the football club,” Sage said.
The club is now planning to have Fowler return to Perth for the international friendly against Celtic on July 9 as a special guest of Perth Glory.