Phil Moss

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Phil Moss
Personal information
Full name Phil Moss
Date of birth (1971-10-05) 5 October 1971 (age 44)
Place of birth London, England
Playing position Defender
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1992 Manly-Warringah
1997 Central Coast United
1998 Eastern Suburbs
1998–2000 Northern Spirit
2000 Fraser Park FC
2000–2001 Northern Spirit
2002–2004 Manly-Warringah
2004–2005 Manly United
Teams managed
2003–2004 Manly-Warringah
2004–2010 Manly United
2010–2013 Central Coast Mariners (Asst. Manager)
2013–2015 Central Coast Mariners

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 3 January 2014.

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 3 January 2014

Phil Moss (born 5 October 1971) is an English-born Australian football manager and former association football player who is currently a free agent. He last served as the manager of A-League club Central Coast Mariners.[1]

Early life[edit]

Moss was born in London, England to Jewish parents and arrived in Australia as a child. His younger brother, Jonathan later became a first-class cricketer.[2]


Playing career[edit]

Moss came through the ranks at Manly United before making his first grade debut at 17, and enjoyed a season at the Central Coast Coasties in 1997, ironically alongside his new colleague, in Mariners Head of Sports Science Andrew Clark. Moss then made his mark in the old National Soccer League under Graham Arnold as a defender come midfielder at Northern Spirit via a short spell at Eastern Suburbs, before ultimately returning to his old stomping ground.

Moss represented Australia in football at the 1997 Maccabiah Games. At the games opening ceremony a bridge he was about to step onto collapsed, killing several members of the Australian team and injuring a number of others including his brother Jonathan.[2]

Coaching career[edit]

At Cromer Park, Moss was player coach briefly before taking the reins as Head Coach, and steering the club toward the NSW Premier League.

Before entering as a coach at State League level, Phil had coached Dee Why Football Club in 1996, who were at the time a Premier League team in the Manly Warringah Football Association competition. It was here that he made his mark winning the Grand Final, beating Pittwater RSL (2-1), winning the MWFA Cup (knockout competition), then winning the MWFA sixaside competition and even taking the team to defeat Manly United's first grade squad in an exhibition match on Cromer Park's number one field.

Moss has also had experience in the National team environment, assisting Arnold during the successful qualification campaign for the 2008 Beijing Olympics with the Qantas Olyroos.[3]

Managerial statistics[edit]

As of 13 February 2015
Team Nat From To Record
G W D L Win %
Central Coast Mariners Australia 14 November 2013 Present 51 20 9 22 39.22
Total 51 20 9 22 39.22


  1. ^ "Phil Moss History". Retrieved 2012-08-22. 
  2. ^ a b "Australian athletes deal with memory of disaster". Jewish Telegraphic Agency. 10 July 2013. Retrieved 19 November 2013. 
  3. ^ "Phil Moss coach and staff Profile". Retrieved 2012-08-22.