A-League: Wellington Phoenix focused on making playoffs, despite uncertain future of coach Ufuk Talay

Wellington Phoenix are adamant their only focus is finals football.

That's despite off-field noise, with vice-captain Oli Sail confirming his move to Peth Glory on a three-year deal, with other players also leaving the club.

"It was a time for me to be selfish and to do what's best for myself and I still have very high ambitions for what I want to achieve in football," Sail said.

Clayton Lewis and Steven Ugarkovic are also leaving, and despite how it might seem, the off-field logistics aren't a problem.

"It's all part in parcel of it," Phoenix striker David Ball said. "We know at this time of the year those things happen, so it's just the way it falls."

A signature they're hoping to secure is Ufuk Talay's. The coach is off contract after this campaign.

"As a club, we would love to keep Ufuk," Phoenix director of football Shaun Gill said. "Whether he stays or goes is still to be decided. If he goes. we wish him all the best, if he stays, then fantastic."

After four years in the job, Talay's tight-lipped about his future.

"At the moment, I've had a few discussions with our chairman at this stage," he said. "I haven't made any decisions for myself so like I said my focus is finishing the season well."

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