Aloisi brother Roars into assistant coaching position
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.