Fowler sinks Hyundai A-League Champions in impressive Brisbane Roar FC debut
Robbie Fowler has made the perfect start to life as Brisbane Roar coach in the FFA Cup 2019.
Liverpool legend Fowler watched on from the dugout in his maiden professional coaching debut as Roar trumped reigning Hyundai A-League Champions 2-0 at Leichhardt Oval.
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Australian midfielder Stefan Mauk broke the deadlock in the first half for the Queenslanders before new recruit Jay O'Shea doubled the advantage two minutes after the interval.
Fowler - who was appointed head coach of the three-time Hyundai A-League Champions back in April - admitted there were no nerves during the build-up to the first match of his reign.
The shock upset is just Brisbane's second win in the FFA Cup, and the club's first since defeating Stirling Lions 4-0 back in the inaugural 2014 edition.