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What next after Rudan's Revolution?

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Andrew Durante and Mark Rudan. Credits: Photo - Photosport; Video - Newshub

OPINION: As far as revolutions go, this has been a short one.

Wellington Phoenix coach Mark Rudan is leaving at the end of the A-League season, heading back to Australia to reunite with his family and leaving his grand plans only partially finished.

His decision isn't a surprise. Rudan regularly acknowledged how difficult it was being away from his family and although the club tried everything to make it work, they couldn’t find a resolution, save relocating the 'Nix to his Sydney backyard.

And so the Phoenix will watch forlornly, as their leader packs up his belongings and, most likely, joins an enemy club across the Tasman.

The 43-year old arrived in the capital to a barren and troubled football battleground.

The club was recovering from a dreadful season, where assistant coach Rado Vidosic and son Dario walked out, with head coach Darije Kalezic not far behind.

The Phoenix were being shredded by........

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