Job Available: Apply To Brisbane RoarBy: Ahmed | October 15th, 2009
Thatâ€™s right, Brisbane Roar parted ways with Farnk Farina after hes drunk driving indiscretion on the weekend. The Roar board had had enough of the whining and bad image that was being given to the club by such actions and took the hard-line. Now whilst the Roar board and Frank have a few monetary issues to sort out, the main focus of attention is about the new Manager of Brisbane Roar. Rado Vidosic has been appointed the interim manager, but who will be the long term replacements.
Ange Postecoglu: This is the name that is being heavily tipped to get the job. The ex National Youth coach and failed Panachaiki (yeah, Iâ€™ve never heard of it either) manager. Now he is not my favourite. He failed as the youth coach with loses to teams such as Laos and a much weaker China. With Panachaiki, he lasted 8 months before getting told to go home. Now he did have some success, in the old NSL with South Melbourne. He won consecutive NSL titles in 87/98 and 98/99 as well as the Oceania Club Championship. However, the A-league is a different cup of tea and the man has no good enough experience to lead a club that has aspirations to win. He failed in his attempts with the youth team and when asked the tough question wanted to sweep it under the carpet (see http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z6u8LoGpvKk). The man has no real direction for the club (or any clue about himself rather) and not very convincing with his style and talk. Not liked by the Roar faithful much and definitely wonâ€™t be a popular choice
John Kosmina: Has had experience in the A-league having coached Adelaide United and Sydney FC. He led Adelaide to a Minor Premiership and Grand Final loss, all more credible than Postecoglu so far. He did not have as much success with Sydney FC, but many of his players performances never helped his cause. He does have credible A-league experience and no nonsense man, someone who could put up and hopefully put straight the problem with big headed players.
Paul Okon: Assistant to Miron Bleiberg at Gold Coast United and also part of the Elite Coaching Program. While he hasnâ€™t managed a major team as yet, he is still young. He has had stints with the Italy Olympic squad and PSV Eindhoven. That in itself speaks volumes for exposure and in learning new things to bring to a club. He is a man liked by many and would probably be welcomed with open arms by the Roar faithful. Whilst he has a lot to learn, his connection with the players is very strong and he has a very cool and level headed way of doing things.
Rado Vidosic: Been the assistant at Brisbane Roar since the start of the A-league. Was appointed Roar youth team coach last season when the youth league was inaugurated. Has been appointed caretaker manager in the interim, but should he be given his chance? He has had enough time to learn what the Roar want to achieve and where we ant to be. Not much can be said on his young coaching career, but with not much a of chance given, maybe this could be his break.
Other: This is personally my favourite option. Melbourne Heart (the newest members of the A-league from next season) have appointed Ajax Amsterdam assistant, John Von Schip as there inaugural manager. He has got be one of the biggest names to come and coach in the league. With the amount of experience he will have gained being an assistant at such a prestigious club, it can only be invaluable. The Roar may argue that they do no have enough funds, but maybe this is just what is needed to get the funds going again. A big name foreign coach with some invaluable experience would encourage the fans to come back to the stadium and spend their money. A higher quality manager could entice bigger names to come and play for the club and it will only mean more fans wanting to see them. This is the road I hope the roar take and would please many fans.
Whilst the decision is said to be made in the next 24-48 hours, im just hoping the Brisbane board do not go and stuff up everything. Maybe taking their time and getting the right man could be the best option, but its no time to start messing up our team.