Holman: I deserve Al Nasr contract extension

Former Socceroo Brett Holman believes he deserves a contract extension after leading Al Nasr to the UAE President’s Cup title overnight.

Holman lifted the prestigious trophy after Al Nasr edged Al Ahli 3-0 on penalties after playing out a 1-1 draw in searing heat.

The Australian, whose contract with Al Nasr expires at the end of this month, was critical to the triumph with his work rate and industry in midfield.

Holman’s future in Dubai remains in limbo, with talks yet to open and Al Nasr still to indicate if they wish to pursue an extension with the Sydney-born midfielder.

“For me personally, I think I deserve a contract extension,” Holman told reporters after Wednesday’s triumph.

“If you look what I have done, how I have performed and what we have achieved as a team, in which I have been a part of that process I believe in my heart I deserve a contract extension.”

Holman, 31, has spent two years in Al Nasr, during which they’ve won three trophies, with the President’s Cup ending a 26-year wait between titles in the prestigious tournament.

“It is my third trophy after the Gulf Clubs Cup and the Arabian Gulf Cup,” he added.

“So personally I am so happy and proud to say we won three titles in two years.”

The Australian has been linked with a number of clubs in the Middle East, with several Qatari outfits reportedly keen on his services.

Ex-Socceroo Mark Bresciano previously moved from Al Nasr to Qatari club Al Gharafa.