27 Apr 2012

Gould returning to Phoenix

6:10 am on 27 April 2012

Jonathon Gould is returning to the Wellington Phoenix as goalkeeping coach after a year with the Perth Glory.

Gould, who spent two seasons with the Wellington club before moving to Perth for the campaign just finished, is returning to the Phoenix on a two-year contract and can't wait to team up again with head coach Ricki Herbert.

The former Glasgow Celtic and Scotland keeper enjoyed his time in Wellington, but the off-field uncertainty surrounding the Phoenix at the end of the 2010-11 season saw him make the switch to Western Australia.

Gould says he's had a wonderful journey over the past nine or 10 months and it was great working with Ian Ferguson, but once there was stability at the

Phoenix and Ricki asked him to return it was a no contest really.

Gould says he doesn't think Ricki and the team are appreciated as much in New Zealand, apart from the fans in Wellington, as they are in Australia.