Ash Wilson quits as Newcastle Jets ALW head coach

Newcastle's A-League Women head coach Ash Wilson has stepped down from her role after a mid-season review, with the Jets languishing in 10th on the table.

Ash Wilson has quit as Newcastle's A-League Women coach after a mid-season review found the struggling Jets needed more support for their senior team.

Wilson, who was in her third season in charge, will be replaced by technical director Gary van Egmond, a former long-time coach of the club's men's side.

A club statement said Wilson "reflected on the needs of the team and the demands of coaching in addition to the focus on her leading teaching role" before stepping down.

The Jets sit 10th on the ALW table, having won just two of their 10 games this season and copping a league-high 28 goals in that span.

"Ash has given her all to support the development of young female players and the success of our elite women's team and she deserves great credit for this personal commitment," Newcastle executive chairman Shane Mattiske said in a statement.

"We understand the demands of coaching at the elite level of football are unrelenting, particularly within the women's game.

"Ash has managed this as head coach for the three seasons whilst also being an important leader within her professional teaching career and we thank her for this sacrifice.

"Ash has great respect amongst the football community and we know that she will not waiver on her focus to continue to make a positive impact on many young footballers in this region."

Wilson oversaw a tough period for the Jets' ALW side, finishing eighth in both seasons as coach with just two wins in each of those campaigns.