Edwards puts his hand on Heart job

ALISTAIR Edwards has signalled his interest in taking the Melbourne Heart head coaching job following John Aloisi’s dismissal.

Aloisi was relieved of his role at Heart on the weekend after the club went 17 games without a win.

Edwards departed Perth Glory just two weeks ago following a dressing-room bust-up but is interested in replacing Aloisi at AAIM Park.

“Alistair is highly regarded and has a number of options, but I know that he would embrace the challenge of making Heart the number one club in Melbourne,” Daniel Berman, Edwards’ agent, said.

“Glory were achieving good results with a young team and building something special in Western Australia under his leadership.

"He would be confident of improving results and vying for the top positions if given the opportunity at Heart.”

Former Heart coach John Van’t Schip, who Aloisi succeeded in the top job, has been given control of the side until the end of the season, but the permanent role has yet to be decided.

The 49-year old Dutchman coached Heart for its first two seasons and has been involved as a technical advisor for the past six months.

Edwards had 10 months in charge of Glory and has previously held coaching roles with the Joeys, Young Socceroos and Young Matildas, as well as serving as Assistant Technical Director to Han Berger at FFA.

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