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Liverpool Legend Returns To The A-League To Coach Brisbane Roar

Multiple news publishers, both in Australia and overseas, are reporting that former Liverpool, North Queensland Fury, Perth Glory and English international, Robbie Fowler will be announced as the new Brisbane Roar coach tomorrow.

This will be Fowler’s second career coaching role after a short stint in Thailand as player/manager with Muangthong United.

The former Liverpool striker played 54 matches in the A-League; 26 with North Queensland Fury, 28 with Perth Glory, and scored 11 goals.

The appointment comes after Socceroos legend, John Aloisi, stepped down from the role in late December. At the time the club was ninth on the A-League ladder with one win and five losses from their nine matches.

Many pundits suggest Aloisi quit before he was pushed out the door.

Darren Davies, who replaced John Aloisi, has been coaching the team on an interim basis.

Back in January, Brisbane Roar’s announced it had appointed an eight-person panel to oversee the recruitment of its next A-League Head Coach.

The panel included former defender at the club, Jade North, and
high performance manager, Craig Duncan.

Fox Sports analyst and former Socceroo, Mark Bosnich says: “I think it’s a fantastic move.

“He has very little [mangerial] experience but he’s played under some of the greatest managers around.

“He will run a tight ship.

“He knows what it takes to get success.”

The impending announcement has divided A-League fans.

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Brian Gibson is the Founder of Australian Football and former digital marketer at Football Federation Australia.