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Robbie Fowler cuts ties in Australia with A-League's Roar

BRISBANE, Australia — Former Liverpool and England striker Robbie Fowler has ended his tenure as coach of the Brisbane Roar in Australian Football’s A-League.

The Roar confirmed Monday that Fowler, who returned to Britain in March while the A-League was suspended because of the coronavirus pandemic, will not resume his coaching duties.

Roar vice-chairman Chris Fong told the Sydney Morning Herald the 45-year-old Fowler does not want to be separated from his England-based family during the virus outbreak.

“The world’s changed, we never expected this,” Fong told the Herald. “It’s a shame because the way we were building was beautiful.