Adelaide United coach Guillermo Amor is under mounting pressure following Friday’s 5-0 home loss to Perth Glory, which has left his bottom rank side, eight points behind second-from-bottom Central Coast Mariners.
It’s been a miserable A-League campaign for Adelaide, emphasised by their battering which started with a disastrous own goal, inexplicably headed in by Iacopo La Rocca 15 minutes into the game. He was substituted just after the half hour mark with a hip complaint.
By half-time Glory had trebled their lead over the Reds with goals from Diego Castro in the 37th minute and Andy Keogh 45+1. After the restart it took 35 seconds to put the Reds 4-0 down after a virtually unchallenged Adam Taggart scored.
As if to add insult to injury Perth scored once more in the 88th minute once again through Spaniard Diego to give them their 5 goal win in front of 6,006 fans at Adelaide’s Coopers Stadium.
A very apologetic Amor spoke to reporters after the match.
“We’re sorry, this is the message for the people and the supporters. Sorry for the situation and the result. Sorry to be here for two or three hours and we lose with this result.
“The first person who don’t like this situation is me, the players, the coaches, the group and, sure, the supporters in this case. I think speaking here today is not the best moment, after a 5-0 loss isn’t a good moment,” Amor said.
Despite Adelaide general manager Ante Kovacevic dismissing any notion Amor will be pushed out the door, the Spaniard said he didn’t deserve to pursue new contract negotiations, due to expire in May.
“I don’t deserve nothing in this moment. I don’t deserve to sign a contract after this result. It’s not a good situation. It’s not good for Adelaide and me in this case. I don’t think in my future or my contract. I don’t think in the next year.
“My problem now is to win here. My head is in this now. I don’t think about my personal problems, my contract or my future.”