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VICTORIA, Australia – Vicente Guzman, the former head of the NRL’s Central Coast Mariners, will become the newest director of rugby league in the league’s 25th season, according to his appointment.
Guzman, 61, will take over the job at the end of the season.
He was in charge of the Central Coast for the past five years.
VICENTe Guzman will take the reins of the national rugby league club at the start of the 2017 season.
The Australian Rugby League Board of Directors unanimously approved Guzman’s appointment on Wednesday, which comes on the eve of the club’s game against the Warriors at the SCG in Melbourne.
The former Mariners director of football and coach has been in charge at the club since 2007, working with the club on recruiting players and developing the club into a force.
Guzman was appointed head of football operations at the Mariners in 2009 and had previously been a member of the National Rugby League (NRL) Board of Governors and the Rugby League Players Association (RLPA).
The Central Coast have won the National League title three times and were one of the top sides in the competition before Guzman took over in 2007.
“I am thrilled to join this exciting and dynamic club and I look forward to working closely with the Club’s Directors, players, coaches and players and fans in 2018,” Guzman said in a statement.
The Mariners are currently fourth in the NRL table and currently sit atop the South Coast Conference.
In the last three seasons, the Mariners have won two premierships, won the NRL Grand Final and have finished in the top three of the league twice.
They have also won the Super League title twice.
Guido Guzman is set to take charge of Vicente Guzik’s National Rugby league club in the new season.
Photo: Getty Images The new appointment will see Guzman take over as the club director of the first time in its 25-year history.
A former head coach at the Central West Coast Mariners and former assistant coach at Gold Coast Titans, Guzman has overseen the club from the off and played a major role in the development of the team.
He was the Mariners director in 2006 and 2007 before he was appointed as a player-coach at the National Basketball League’s Sydney Thunder in 2008.
His role with the Mariners was instrumental in the club winning two premiership titles and winning the National Football League (NFL) Grand Final in 2010 and 2011.
Before joining the NRL, Guzik was the head coach of the Newcastle Knights, Newcastle Jets and the Sydney Roosters.