Roar name the 'other' Aloisi assistant coach
Former Matildas mentor, Ross Aloisi, will link up with the Roar players for the first time on Tuesday meaning the two brothers will work side-by-side during the 2015-16 campaign.
(John) Aloisi said the experience his brother had gained in recent top-level coaching positions would be a timely boost for the Roar.
“I have begun to introduce new structures around how the team plays and Ross’s input and assistance will be invaluable as we look to fine-tune and deliver on the way I want us to play,’’ he said.
(Ross) Aloisi said he was excited by the move: “The Roar squad is packed with talented players.
“The club has a reputation for attacking, entertaining football and I am excited to be part of that.”
The 42-year-old was the Senior Assistant Coach with the Matildas during their recent successful FIFA Women’s World Cup campaign in Canada where they reached the quarter-finals.
He is also the coach of the Australian women’s under-17 team.
With his brother a hero of the 2006 World Cup Socceroos - Ross was often dubbed 'the other Aloisi' by rival fans.
A former youth international, who earned three senior caps, Ross played in the A-League and overseas in Switzerland, France, Austria and Italy.
He captained Adelaide United to the premiership in the inaugural season of the A-League and played 50 games for the Reds between 2005 and 2007, scoring three goals.
A central midfielder, he played a 13-game stint for Wellington Phoenix, and 42 games for 12 goals for Adelaide City in the National Soccer League (1989-91).
He also coached South Australian side West Adelaide from the third division to the state’s National Premier Leagues competition in an undefeated run of more than 40 matches.