FORMER Adelaide United captain Ross Aloisi has returned to the club to be the right-hand man of recently appointed head coach Carl Veart.
Aloisi, 47, has spent the past five years in Brisbane, where he was Roar assistant coach for three and half seasons before starting his own coaching academy for female footballers.
But he jumped at the chance to join Veart’s coaching staff on a two-year deal.
“I’m delighted to be coming home to Adelaide United,” former Socceroos midfielder Aloisi said.
“This club has always had a special place in my heart and I’m excited to be returning as Carl’s assistant.
“I’m a very passionate and hard-working person – someone who wears their heart on their sleeve and gives everything for what he believes in.
“I think what is clear to every United fan is how dedicated I am to the club I represent and now my loyalties lie completely with Adelaide.
“I’m really looking forward to the challenge of helping Carl and the other coaches develop and improve this team and can’t wait for it all to start.”
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Veart said Aloisi, his former United teammate, was the “only person” he wanted as his main assistant coach.
“Ross’s opinion and view of football is one that I trust, and one that I believe complements me perfectly,” Veart said.
“I believe Ross will offer a lot to the club from a tactical and mental point of view and his assistance will be crucial in us playing attractive and attacking football for our fans.”
Adelaide United director of football Bruce Djite said Aloisi’s “extensive experience, knowledge and his passion for the game” would make him a great Reds’ asset.
“I am very excited to welcome Ross back to Adelaide United,” Djite said.
“From his playing days, Ross gained a massive amount of experience and knowledge from
representing the Socceroos and playing in Italy, Austria, Switzerland, and France, not to mention his understanding of the A-League and the development of Australian football in general.
“Ross’ passion for the game is incredibly strong and his ability to connect with the players he
coaches will benefit us greatly.
“I believe the head coach should always have an overwhelming say on who their assistant coach is, and when Carl was appointed head coach, he was quick to express his desire to bring in Ross as his assistant.”
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