Ruben Zadkovich

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Ruben Zadkovich took over at the helm in Brisbane at the back end of the 2023/24 season, recording statement wins over Melbourne City, Melbourne Victory and Western Sydney Wanderers as he began the task of returning Roar to the upper reaches of the A-League table.

The 37-year-old who states mentoring and developing young players as one of the biggest reasons he is now a coach aims to instil a controlling, attacking style as he plans for next season and beyond at the helm of a Roar squad stuffed with exciting young talent.

A coaching style influenced by the likes of Ange Postecoglou, Graham Arnold, Pierre Littbarski Paul Jewell and Ian Holloway, Zadkovich has taken ideas and inspiration from most of the coaches he played under in England, in the A-League and at every level for Australia.

Prior to arriving in Queensland, Zadkovich took Perth Glory to within one win of finals in his debut A-League season as a coach and was in contention until the final round of the season.

The former Socceroo, who represented Australia at the 2008 Beijing Olympics brings a wealth of coaching experience to the club having also worked at Broadmeadow Magic & Hills United.

At club level as a player, the midfielder plied his trade in both Australia and England, turning out for Sydney FC, Newcastle Jets, Perth Glory, Derby County and Notts County.









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