Grieve signs off as Manly United Technical Director
Manly United Technical Director Warren Grieve has been appointed Technical Director at Football NSW and will leave his post at Manly United after almost two years.
After wrestling with the decision for a few days, the English native replaces Gary van Egmond at Valentine Sports Park and is looking forward to new challenges.
“The timing is right,” Grieve said.
“Football NSW encouraged me to apply last year, but I was coaching Manly’s first grade squad at the time and also working as the club’s TD, so I had some unfinished business.
“My time as Manly has been thoroughly enjoyable, plenty of fantastic people are there working hard behind the scenes.
“I met plenty of colourful characters, people like Dylan Mitchell, Scott Balderson and Dusan Mihajlovic… I certainly won’t forget those blokes.”
Manly United CEO David Mason thanked Grieve for his contribution to football on the Northern Beaches and assured coaches and players that finding a strong replacement was a priority for the Club.
“This is a wonderful opportunity for Warren and we wish him well in the new position, which also plays an important role in setting the representative football landscape that Manly United is part of,” Mason said.
“We have made it a priority to replace Warren with a person that has the Technical skills and passion for Manly United and football on the Northern Beaches that will ensure the club remains a leader in football. I have no doubt that we will be able to use this opportunity and the foundation Warren has laid to further improve the development environment for all players.”
Grieve has also bought into the northern beaches way of life.
His new role will involve plenty of travel, but he will continue to reside on the peninsula.
He arrived at Cromer Park in September of 2016 and guided the men’s first grade outfit to an unforgettable grand final triumph last year against APIA Leichhardt.
“I’m also really proud of the introduction of our AYL program in the juniors and seeing Chris Adams thrive as Coaching Development Manager,” the 39-year-old said.
“After moving from Canberra where I was the TD for Capital Football I didn’t know what to expect, but I walk away with nothing but positive memories.
“I have no doubt the club will continue to evolve with Dave Mason in charge, he understands the game at all levels.”