Brisbane Roar FC is delighted to announce it has appointed Ross Aloisi as its new Isuzu UTE A-League Head Coach.  

Ross Aloisi returns to the club after previously upholding the role of Assistant Coach of the club from 2015 – 2019, working alongside his brother and former Socceroo, John Aloisi as Head Coach. 

Aloisi [Ross] then moved to Adelaide United, a club he was a part of in his playing career and continued as an Assistant Coach there until April 2022.  

He took his role to new heights when he moved to Japan last year as Yokohama F Marinos FC’s Assistant Coach alongside Head Coach Kevin Muscat in the Japanese professional football league, where he won the J1 title with them last year.  

Aloisi had a long playing career which started in Australia’s top-flight level at the time, the National Soccer League (NSL), before going overseas where he enjoyed stints in Europe before returning home to captain Adelaide United and Wellington Phoenix until he retired after the 2007/2008 season.  

Alongside his brother John, Ross led Brisbane Roar to back-to-back top four finishes in both the 2015/2016 and 2016/2017 seasons where the Roar lost the semi-final in both instances.  

With extensive experience ranging from a national and international level, Ross is determined to turn things around to get the Roar back to where they belong, in finals football.  

Roar Chairman Christopher Fong is pleased to welcome Ross Aloisi back to the Roar family and believes the future is bright for our new Head Coach.  

“We’re delighted to secure Ross’ services again in an important role as we continue our journey which now includes games coming back to Brisbane and supports many of our new initiatives that are already seeing positive responses from our fans and broader community,” Fong said. 

The new role means a lot to the former Assistant Coach of the club, to return to Brisbane and be given a new challenge.  

“It means a great deal to me the club, a club where we had a lot of success, especially in those first two seasons, and to be in the city that I love living in, that I spent close to six years in, is very special,” Aloisi said. 

“But more importantly, it’s special to be back at the Brisbane Roar, and back at Suncorp Stadium playing in front of the Den and our wonderful supporters and that’s what we want back this season the supporters to follow the team and help us get into that top six play-off position,” he added. 

Aloisi feels his international stint in the J1 has enriched him with knowledge and experience that he aims to put in place in his Head Coach role in Brisbane. 

“I learnt a lot under Kevin Muscat, and I am so grateful to Kevin and Yokahama Marinos for giving me that opportunity and what I learnt over there, especially in the training sessions, I want to bring back here at the Roar,” he said.