Aloisi brother Roars into as­sis­tant coach­ing po­si­tion

Townsville Bulletin - - SPORT -

ROSS Aloisi has turned down a full- time Football Fed­er­a­tion Aus­tralia coach­ing role to join his brother John at Bris­bane Roar.

The 42- year- old for­mer Ade­laide United cap­tain is the Roar’s new as­sis­tant coach and right- hand man to head coach John Aloisi.

De­spite off- field is­sues, in­clud­ing be­ing sued by the Queens­land Rugby Union for un­paid Bal­ly­more rental fees, the fi­nan­cially em­bat­tled Roar con­tinue to add to their football depart­ment.

Aloisi, who most re­cently coached Ade­laide’s WLeague team and was the Matil­das’ as­sis­tant coach at this year’s women’s World Cup, starts his role to­day. His rep­u­ta­tion and re­sults as a coach led to him be­ing of­fered a full- time role in FFA’s women’s pro­gram.

How­ever, the chance take the next step in his coach­ing ca­reer con­vinced him to ac­cept his brother’s of­fer to move to the Roar.

“It’s the new chal­lenge that Ross is look­ing for,” John Aloisi said.

“We’ve got a good re­la­tion­ship and he won’t be afraid to chal­lenge my ideas and that’s what I want.”

Ross Aloisi’s coach­ing ca­reer has also in­cluded a stint with West Ade­laide, who he guided on a 42- game un­beaten run dur­ing the club’s el­e­va­tion from the third- tier to South Aus­tralia’s NPL com­pe­ti­tion.

Roar chair­man Chris Fong has asked for fans to be pa­tient as club own­ers move closer to selling the Bris­bane club to new in­vestors.

He re­it­er­ated that all debts would be cleared when the sale was fi­nalised.

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