2011 Johnny Warren Medal Winner Marcos Flores has this afternoon signed with Central Coast Mariners FC on a one-season deal.
Earlier today Flores was released from Melbourne Victory FC where he played as the Club’s marquee throughout the 2012/13 Hyundai A-League season.
The former Newell's Old Boys and Adelaide United attacker will arrive on the Central Coast within the next fortnight once he finalises his relocation from Victoria.
Central Coast Mariners Head Coach, Graham Arnold, said: “We are excited to have signed such a talented player as Marcos Flores.”
“It is well known that Marcos was Victory’s marquee player last year, so for us to not only sign him but fit him inside the salary cap is a fantastic coup for the Club.”
“We are sure Marcos will be a great addition to the team."
Speaking over the phone to Mariners management, Flores said he believes he can play his best football at the Club.
“I am so happy to be able to play again with a smile on my face,” Flores said. “I am ready to eat the world for the Mariners.”
“They are the Champions, they are always successful, and it is exciting to join ‘Arnie’ (Graham Arnold) as he wants me to be his number 10.”
“I feel happy now and I have so much energy and enthusiasm for the Mariners.”
“I have been good in the A-League before, but with the Mariners I will be better.”
Central Coast Mariners Group General Manager, Mr Peter Turnbull, said: “We are excited as a Club to have Marcos Flores sign with us because we know his talent, but we also wanted to demonstrate to our Members and fans that we are determined to give the team every chance to defend the Hyundai A-League Championship.”