'Everything clicked' for Holman with Emirates

Former Socceroo Brett Holman says "everything clicked" in discussions with Emirates Club before he signed a one-year deal with the UAE outfit.

A-League clubs and teams in China reportedly chased the Australian attacking midfielder, who instead opted to extend his stay in the Middle East.

Holman, 31, described the poor way his departure from Al-Nasr was handled and said Emirates Club simply felt like the right fit.

"It got to a stage where after the President’s Cup [win on June 4 AEST] and a few celebrations, Emirates Club came in. We had a chat and everything clicked," he told Sport360.

"To be honest, I was never told it was the end of the road at Nasr. There was not a stage where there was any sort of explanation or something like that, a chat.

"You can wait and wait and wait, but I had the best feeling with Emirates."

Holman helped Al-Nasr win three trophies, including the Gulf Club Champions Club last year and double of President's Cup and Arabian Gulf Cup this season.

Emirates Club are without a trophy since the 2010 President's Cup, but Holman hopes he can change that.

"If you look at what Al Nasr stood for when I joined two years ago, they had not won anything for 20-odd years," he said.

"Of course, it wasn’t all my doing. But I was a big part in winning three trophies in two years.

"I think that is a great motivation for Emirates Club that we could do something good with the right mentality and right group."

Emirates Club finished 10th in the UAE Pro-League in 2014-15.