Player revolt led to Edwards’ sacking

PERTH Glory has sensationally sacked coach Alistair Edwards after he suffered a dramatic fallout with the club’s senior players. 

It’s understood several players vented their anger at Edwards, pictured, over his decisions at selection — namely the promotion of his sons, Ryan and Cameron Edwards. 

The revolt was led by ex-Socceroo and club captain Jacob Burns, sidelined by the coach in favour of Ryan Edwards. 

It’s believed Burns had strong support from two of the squad’s most respected members, goalkeeper Danny Vukovic and defender Michael Thwaite. 

Matters were brought to public attention in the wake of the 2-0 defeat against Melbourne Victory on Friday night, where Burns, 35, was again relegated to the bench. 

He played no part in the match. He let his feelings known after the full-time whistle and was backed by several players.

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