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Alistair Edwards out at Perth Glory

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Perth Glory will be changing manager after a player revolt succeeded in deposing Alistair Edwards as he was fired on Tuesday, putting Kenny Lowe in as the interim manager for the rest of the season.

The move came after a dispute erupted between Edwards and senior players, especially captain Jacob Burns over the selection policies of Edwards.

The owner of the club, Tony Sage, delivered an ultimatum that he could tear up either or both contracts if they couldn't resolve their issue in a meeting.

After the meeting it was determined that the pair had an untenable relationship and as such it was Alistair who had his contract torn up after ten matches.

The big issue that lead to the rift was perceived nepotism from Edwards for his sons Ryan and Cameron who were surprisingly ahead of some of Perth's senior players.

Burns was infuriated with the decision, as Ryan was started in front of Burns in the 2-0 loss to Melbourne Victory this weekend.

To further push Edwards over the edge of getting the sack, he missed the post-match press conference due to a heated debate with his players about the selection policy.

It's always an issue for managers to bring in their own children as a player at the professional level, and is a lesson Perth obviously have not learned with inaugural A-League coach, Stephen McMahon, also being faced with accusations of nepotism.

Sage reflected that sentiment in a statement, saying, "When he did that at the time I said to him it would be a perception problem and your kids are going to be the one to suffer on this because if we don't win every single game you are going to get criticised."

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