Less than three weeks later he had been named Western Sydney Wanderers head trainer, Jean-Paul p Marigny was sacked from the A-League club in bizarre conditions.
The Wanderers published a brief, three-paragraph announcement on Monday declaring de Marigny’s passing, providing no excuse for the choice.
In an email to members, Wanderers chief executive John Tsatsimas did not summarize the reasons for its decision but said an announcement on a replacement trainer could be anticipated in forthcoming.
“There will be some expected changes happening at the club in the coming days,” Tsatsimas said.
“It is very important that we undergo these to ensure that we have a successful 2020-21 season and return back to where we belong.”
De Marigny was appointed in mid-July before the conclusion of this 2020-21 year after a brief stint as the club’s interim coach following ex-German global Markus Babbel’s departure in January.
In seven games as interim coach, p Marigny directed the Wanderers to three wins and three draws and had five games as the full-time trainer, winning 2.
The Wanderers finished ninth in the COVID-affected 2019-20 season, inducing finals for the third consecutive campaign.
De Marigny is the third coach to be axed from the Wanderers since base coach Tony Popovic abandoned 2017, together with Babbel and Josep Gombau others.