Sanchez confirmed for another year

Tuesday 29 May 2012, 6:12PM

By Wellington Phoenix


Talented Spanish midfielder Dani Sanchez will be with the Wellington Phoenix for the 2012-13 Hyundai A-League season.

Phoenix general manager David Dome confirmed today that Sanchez, currently on holiday in his homeland, has signed another one-year contract with the club.

“We are delighted to have secured Dani’s services for another year,” Dome said.

“He is a player who has shown he has the qualities needed for the A-League.”

Sanchez’s signing brings the number of players confirmed for next season to 15, with negotiations continuing with a number of others.

“We’ve been steadily working on the roster and it is progressing well,” Dome said.

Head coach Ricki Herbert, currently with the All Whites heading into the OFC Nations Cup, sees Sanchez as an important part of the Phoenix set-up.

“Dani showed he had real quality last season and it was just unfortunate that, at times, circumstances forced us to play him in what was possibly not his best position,” Herbert said.

“With the squad we are putting together I’m confident Dani will be able to play to his true potential.

“He is talented and has great vision.”

Players confirmed on the roster for the 2012-13 season are: Mark Paston, Glen Moss, Manny Muscat, Ben Sigmund, Andrew Durante, Tony Lochhead, Leo Bertos, Paul Ifill, Jeremy Brockie, Mirjan Pavlovic, Cameron Lindsay, Vince Lia, Jimmy Downey, Dani Sanchez, Lucas Pantelis.