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Aloisi steps down as Brisbane Roar coach

Friday, December 28, 2018
John Aloisi-Brisbane-AFP

Brisbane: Former Socceroos star John Aloisi quit on Friday as coach of A-League side Brisbane Roar after a poor start to the season.

Aloisi, who secured Australia's place in the 2006 World Cup after slotting home a winning playoff penalty against Uruguay, said it was in the best interests of the club that he stand down.

"For the past three-and-a-half years, I have given every minute of my life to make the Brisbane Roar a success," he said in a statement.

"Upon reflection of the current situation, I have made the difficult decision to stand down effective immediately as I believe this is in the best interest of the playing group and football club."

BRFC can today confirm that John Aloisi has stepped down as Head Coach and will leave the club, effective immediately:

— Brisbane Roar (@brisbaneroar) December 27, 2018

The Roar are ninth in the 10-team A-League table with one win and five losses from nine matches.

The club said Darren Davies would take over as interim coach until a new one is appointed.

The Roar failed to advance past the qualifying round of the 2018 AFC Champions League, falling to Ceres Negros of the Philippines.

They did not qualify for the 2019 edition.

Source: AFP