Interim Head Coach Nick Green ready to hit the ground running

The appointment of new Interim Head Coach Nick Green has turned a new leaf for the Brisbane Roar as the remainder of the Isuzu UTE A-League season awaits and all eyes are on Green in the hopes of seeing a turn of results.  

Green aims to create a bright and positive environment within the squad and has received a supportive reaction from the team in his efforts after his first training session on Tuesday morning.  

“There’s some things we are trying to implement quickly, we have nine games until the end of the season, and we want to try and make a positive impact and we feel that focusing on three key areas is going to make a difference for us moving forward,” Green said.  

Green believes the side have upheld a strong defensive record up until the last few games and has identified the issues causing a lack in converting goals and is determined to implement necessary changes for the remaining nine games.  

“I’ve got experience in football; I’ve been around football a long time. I started my coaching career back in 1999, and having been a player myself, I just want to bring my experience and my knowledge,” Green said.  

“I’ve worked with some really good people in the game. I’ve got my own ideas and my own way of doing things, and I just want to try and make a bit of a difference really,” he added.  

Green would like to have a positive impact on the group by creating a mindset that involves intensity, relentless energy, hunger and a desire heading into the upcoming matches.  

“There’s a lot of youth in the group and a lot of energy in the group. And we’ve got some experienced players in there as well. We want to harness that experience that those guys have got and impart that knowledge on the young players,” he said.  

“I think we can try unite that balance within the group a little bit more and see where we go with it. We don’t really have anything to lose, we’re going to give it a good go.” 

Ahead of the upcoming clash against Perth Glory this Sunday at Kayo Stadium, Green’s focus is on his squad and flourishing as a group as he tries to lead the Roar to their first win since 1-0 to Melbourne Victory on January 6.  

“We already have a good idea about what Perth are going to bring to the table but also that they’ve got areas we can really hurt. We feel like we can cause a little bit of damage,” Green said.  

Green is taking each game as they come and looks forward to seeing what the Roar can achieve in the coming weeks.