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CQFC Energy nets top-rated English coach to start next month

CQFC Energy's Braedyn Crowley in the game against Morten Bay Jets.
CQFC Energy's Braedyn Crowley in the game against Morten Bay Jets. Allan Reinikka

THE Central Queensland Football Club has secured Englishman Raymond Wood to lead it for the remainder of 2013 and beyond.

Club chief executive Tony Zanda signed the highly-credentialed Wood to a two-year deal which will start next month when he completes his tenure as assistant coach at Leicester City FC in the UK.

He will replace Joe Fenech as both the technical director and the head coach of the CQFC National Premier League side.

Wood boasted an impressive international resume, which included his current role, and a consultancy position with French club Paris Saint Germain.

He has also been the under-18 coach of Northampton Town FC and coaching director at the UK International Soccer Clinic in Arizona.

Tony Zanda from CQFC at the announcement of the acceptance of Joe Fenech's resignation.
Tony Zanda from CQFC at the announcement of the acceptance of Joe Fenech's resignation. Chris Ison

Zanda had been in negotiations with Wood for the past month and said he was delighted to have finally secured his services.

"We had applications from across Queensland, Australia and internationally, but Ray's credentials made him a logical choice,'' Zanda said.

"He is currently with Leicester City, which is a second-tier football club that was in the process of playoffs to be promoted to the English Premier League.

"He is now one of the most highly credentialed coaches in Australia and he liked what CQFC offered in terms of having full control of a new club in the football area.''

Wood travelled to Rockhampton to inspect CQFC's home ground and to discuss the role with Zanda and the CQFC board last week.

CQFC scored its second win of the season with a gutsy 3-2 victory over QAS in Bundaberg on Saturday night under the direction of interim coach Gary Skinner.

Wood's first game in charge will be against Redlands United on June 22.

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