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Wanderers coach Josep Gombau: Missing out on finals “disappointing” for everyone

Western Sydney Wanderers head coach Josep Gombau has admitted that his first season in charge was “not good enough”, as the club failed to qualify for the A-League finals for only the second time in their history.

The Wanderers suffered a soul-crushing 3-2 defeat to fifth-placed Adelaide United. The result allowed Brisbane Roar to secured the sixth spot and last finals place as they scored a huge victory at Perth Glory.

The Spanish coach was appointed last year on a three-year contract, and the Wanderers was winless in his first five games in charge, and they had just seven victories in 22 games under Josep Gombau.

“We need to make a review of the season and as a club move forward, I know it’s disappointing for everybody,” Gombau said post-match.

“After that, we need to start to work to prepare for next season,” he added.