GONE: Mike Mulvey’s Brisbane Roar Sacking Claims Second Victim

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Ron Smith has quit the club following the sacking of Mike Mulvey.

Brisbane Roar assistant Ron Smith has quit the club following the sacking of Mike Mulvey on Sunday.

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The former Perth Glory manager told The World Game website that he had walked out on the club less than 48 hours after Mulvey was axed.

Smith, who previously worked with the Socceroos as an analyst, said he delivered on his pledge to quit the club should Mulvey be sacked.

“When I found out that Mike had been sacked I said ‘well, I am out the door as well’,” he told The World Game.

“When he asked me to come and join the club I told him that if he was ever sacked I would not hang around. It was never a case of me wanting his job and I’ve had no hesitation in living up to that.

“From the club’s reaction, I think they were expecting it.”

Former Dutch international Frans Thijssen has been installed as the club’s interim coach and will take charge of the Roar for the first time when they face Perth Glory on Sunday.

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