Darren Davies’ tenure as interim Roar boss has been perpetually surrounded with uncertainty.

One of the most pressing questions borne of this uncertainty has been whether Davies will be allowed to drop the ‘interim’ tag from his job description, becoming the club’s bona fide head coach.

While always seeming doubtful, some speculators nevertheless considered him a viable option for the role.

Facing media after his side’s 2-1 comeback win at home against Sydney FC, Davies finally gave a definitive answer on his future.

“Sometimes in life, it’s about opportunity and timing, and the opportunity to lead this football club is one that I’m privileged to be in,” he said.

“It’s been an honour to lead the football club and to lead that group. But it’s also about timing.

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“Right now, I’ve decided that the timing’s not right for me. I won’t be putting my hand up for the job at this moment in time.

“Over the course of the last number of weeks, it’s given me a belief, an appetite, and a passion, that I know that I can do it, and I will do it at some point.”

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There you have it, one more name to cross off the list of potential candidates.

Thrown into a tough situation, and despite the struggles endured, it would appear he’s at least retained the respect of those at the club.

According to club captain Matt McKay’s testimony, it also would appear Davies is at least staying with the club beyond his current role.

“He’s been extremely honest with us throughout the whole process,” McKay said.

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“It’s always a difficult circumstance he has been thrown into, and I think he’s done really well.

“He motivates the boys, he talks really well, and has, obviously, aspirations.

“Obviously [they’re] not going to be here. But he’s going to be here next year, he said that, as an assistant or whatever.

“He’s a great motivator, and he gets us going.”

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