Adelaide United Coach, Guillermo Amor’s, has accomplished his first-ever piece of silverware as a professional manager in his first season.
The Reds were crowned A-League Premiers in the last round of the 2015/16 season after Melbourne Victory held Brisbane Roar to a goalless draw on Saturday night.
It is the first premiership for the South Australians since the inaugural A-League season., and Amor praised the character of the team to fight back from a disastrous start to the season.
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The Reds surged into title contention despite failing to win in the first eight matches.
“This is a fantastic achievement for our team and our club,” Amor said. “I am very proud of the way our boys have played throughout this season.
“We deserve this title because our team has worked very hard all season and even when things were not going so good (at the start of the campaign), we always had belief in one another and in the football we were playing.”
The Reds have earned a week off and play again in week two of the finals when they will host a home semi-final.
Amor said his Reds will now go in search of a league double by claiming the Championship – a domestic title they have yet to win.
He added: “We will take some time to recover from our game against Melbourne City, but we are not on holidays yet.
“Now is the time for us to continue to work hard and stay focused with a good mentality about what we need to do in our semi-final.
“The team we play is not up to us, we have done our part. But whichever team we come up against, we will be prepared for and we will go into this game with a lot of confidence.
“I know how much my team deserves this Championship, and as a group, we will do everything we can to make sure we win this title for the club and the people of Adelaide.”
Absolutely buzzing for the boys! Massively deserved, Congrats @AdelaideUnited
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