Newcastle Jets will use January and the Hyundai A-League break created by the Asian Cup to conduct a mid-season review of the club's operations, commercial and football departments.
"While the win against Adelaide and the performance against Victory were encouraging, the club's overall league position is not on track against the targets we discussed during the off-season. We need to make some significant steps forward and improvements in the second half of the season, so I will take time during January to conduct a full review of the club including all staff, coaches and players" Newcastle Jets CEO Robbie Middleby said.
"After our match in Wollongong we have a three-week break to sit down with Ray Baartz, Phil Stubbins, the coaching and administrative staff and review the changes and personnel needed to take the Club forward, including looking at my position and putting together plans for 2015/16.
"There will be a detailed review of our playing squad including both current and potential new players to bring in
"This process will make recommendations so the Jets can move forward as a club the community is proud of.
"Ultimately, Newcastle and the Hyundai A-League need a competitive and sustainable Newcastle Jets and our members deserve more from our performances. I will do all I can in the best interest of the club to make this happen."