Roy Krishna's charge towards the A‑League golden boot has been hailed as extraordinary given the intense interest from rival clubs in signing the Phoenix striker.
Coach Mark Rudan labelled Krishna "the king of Wellington Phoenix" after his hat‑trick in the dramatic 3‑2 win over Melbourne City last week.
With one round to play, Krishna's 18 goals are two more than Adam le Fondre's tally for Sydney FC ‑ with the Fijian international poised to become Wellington's second golden boot winner after Shane Smeltz's 12‑goal return a decade ago.
Rudan says there have been offers put to him and it has not been easy to manage, it's a tricky time of the year adding that Krishna is being chased by every club.
Rudan says now Krishna had reached 50 A‑League goals ‑ the 12th player to do so ‑ he could be mentioned in the same breath as some of the competition's most accomplished strikers.
He adds that Roy has got great skills about him and just his ability to get past players in one‑ on‑one scenarios, and his finishing is extraordinary.
He adds that Krishna puts the fear of God into any defender out there adding that he played that position for a long time, I'd hate to be marking him.