Redlands United would like to announce that Head Coach Jordan Manning will be leaving his role now that the 2021 season has concluded. Technical Director Graham Harvey said, "Three weeks ago, Jordan informed me he had received extended coaching opportunities at the Brisbane Roar that he had accepted. As a result, we agreed that he would leave Redlands after the last game of the season. The club would like to express its sincere gratitude for the work and accomplishments Jordan has achieved this season under very unique and challenging circumstances."
Since the COVID enforced lock down when Jordan joined the group, he has coped admirably with a significantly different footballing landscape. Working with no player budget, the loss of five senior players who all left for financial gain, the influx of NPL Victoria players to Queensland, a transfer window that never shut and clubs utilising the injury replacement rules liberally he remained steadfast in his work trusting a young group to grow and maintain Redlands NPL status. A truly remarkable coaching achievement considering this was his first senior coaching role and one that has not gone unnoticed at the club and the wider football community.
Along the way we have seen some valuable and memorable wins away at Brisbane Strikers, Brisbane City, Gold Coast United and then last Sundays emphatic home win against the Roar Youth ensuring the club achieved safety.
Jordan has only enhanced his coaching credentials during his time with us here at Redlands and everyone connected with the club wishes him every success with his career moving forward.
An announcement about Jordan's successor will be made tomorrow.
Technical Director Graham Harvey thanks Jordan Manning for his efforts as Head Coach after the final NPL fixture.