Gary Phillips (Australian footballer)
|Full name||Gary Michael Phillips|
|Date of birth||9 June 1963|
|Place of birth||Australia|
|1999–2001||Queensland Academy of Sport|
|2004||Da Nang F.C.|
|2014–2015||Papua New Guinea (women's)|
|2015–2016||Negeri Sembilan FA|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
Gary Phillips (born 9 June 1963) is an Australian former football (soccer) player. After a very successful playing career, Phillips turned to coaching where he has won trophies and gained many admirers. He last managed the Philippines Football League club Davao Aguilas.
A central midfielder, Phillips played for more than a decade with Sydney Olympic in the National Soccer League before joining Brisbane Strikers, winning titles with both clubs. He retired after the 1996–1997 season.
As a coach, Phillips was in charge of Sydney Olympic in the 2001–2002 and 2002–2003 seasons, winning the title in 2001–2002, before he was extraordinarily dismissed the following season.
After working in a coaching capacity for the Asian Football Confederation in Kuala Lumpur, Phillips took over as head coach and technical director of Malaysian Premier League side Sabah FA in December 2009 and guided the team to Super League promotion in 7 months. After a tough start to life in the Super League as the team was rocked by injury and forced to play eight of their first 12 matches on the road, Phillips was dismissed on 5 May 2011, replaced by former Sabah player and coach of Sabah President's Cup team Justin Ganai.
Shortly following the conclusion of the 2015 Malaysia Premier League season, Phillips returned to Malaysia and signed a contract with NS Matrix F.C.. Some of his first signings were all former A-League players.
Sawty Scorpions 2016-
- "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 30 September 2011. Retrieved 19 May 2011.
- Dasey, Jason (3 December 2015). "Gary Phillips' and A-League quartet revamp Malaysia's Negeri Sembilan". Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 12 December 2015.
- Tupas, Cedelf (20 September 2017). "Aguilas seek first win vs Ceres-Negros". Philippine Daily Inquirer. Retrieved 21 September 2017.
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