JOE Fenech is no missionary but he has come to preach the good word. What else but football's good word, of course!
Today the Capricorn Cougars management is expected to announce the former Taringa Rovers mentor from Brisbane as coach of the Rockhampton-based Cougars next season.
Fenech had been ear-marked as a potential candidate for the position by the club but without the pen-to-paper, nothing was certain.
News of Fenech's appointment came of little surprise to Emerald Eagles coach John Salogni.
He said the experienced football identity would be worth every penny for the new-look Cougars side.
"It's going to set structure and stability right through the Central Highlands zone," Salogni said.
"I know Joe will work tirelessly for the club and bring in a lot of ideas for Central Queensland football."
Stability is what the region has been searching for, with the Cougars coaching staff struggling to pull together a side towards the end of last season, let alone remain competitive.
It's perfect timing too for the rapidly developing Eagles club, which will be keen to form close links with their big brother in Rockhampton.
"The team will have a strong direction of where they want to go," Salogni said.
"He's a coach who knows how to get the best out his team.
"It's a win-win situation for everyone."
Fenech was also part of Emerald's Ultimate Coaching Clinic last month.
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