Brisbane Roar assistant coach Ron Smith resigns

Brisbane Roar Managing Director Sean Dobson today announced assistant coach Ron Smith had resigned from his position and the club, effective immediately.

Dobson said that Smith tendered his resignation, which was accepted by the club.

Smith’s resignation was in no way linked to an investigation into a breach that occurred over the departure of former Head Coach Mike Mulvey.  That investigation is continuing.

Dobson thanked Smith for his contribution to Brisbane Roar since joining the club at the beginning of this year’s pre-season.

The club’s Foxtel National Youth League Head Coach Jeff Hopkins will move into the role of assistant coach under interim Brisbane Roar Head Coach Frans Thijssen.

John Sime will fill Hopkins’ role with the Young Roar side.