Vidosic goes back to school

Fourteen days in Canberra is on the itinerary for Brisbane Roar assistant coach and former teacher Rado Vidosic as he embarks on part one of his Professional Diploma Coaching Course next week.

Fourteen days in Canberra is on the itinerary for Brisbane Roar assistant coach and former teacher Rado Vidosic as he embarks on part one of his Professional Diploma Coaching Course next week.

A pre-requisite for all coaches working in the Hyundai A-League, Vidosic will fulfil his qualification over the next two years through various written assignments and hands-on tasks including a one-week long course in mid-2012.

The course covers all aspects of coaching in a professional environment and will include methodical principles of training and coaching, technical and tactical aspects, match analysis, research and football conditioning - all of which Vidosic is well familiar with thanks to his time with Brisbane Roar.

He is already a holder of FFA-s ‘A- License and despite a wealth of coaching experience underpinning his role as one of Head Coach Ange Postecoglou-s right hand men, the former National Youth League coach was relishing in the opportunity to increase his knowledge base.

“I haven-t seen the itinerary so I can-t tell you exactly what we-ll be doing but going on past experiences, it-s probably going to be part theory lessons and part practical lessons,” he said.

“I hope we-ll be working with AIS players so we-ll have good quality players to work with.

“The presenters are top class as well so I-m looking forward to it.”

Brisbane Roar CEO Eugenie Buckley said supporting Vidosic as he furthered his football education was part of an overriding philosophy of improving the club as a whole.

“While our Head Coach Ange Postecoglou has spoken of improvement from the players on the field, as a club we are extremely conscious of matching those ambitions in every other aspect of the business,” Buckley said.

“We want to be the benchmark club in the Hyundai A-League and we will continue to invest time and resources into our staff to ensure we achieve that goal.

“Helping Rado to further his football education is beneficial for both him and the club.”

Vidosic has been a key part of the Roar set-up since the Hyundai A-League-s inception and during his time at the club, has worked alongside all three men who have held the prestigious Head Coach position over the six seasons of competition.

All strong, unique characters in their own right, Vidosic said he learnt something different from each of them.

“I worked with Miron Bleiberg in season one and the beginning of season two, then I worked with Frank Farina in season two, three and four and now obviously I-m working with Ange,” Vidosic said.

“I-m learning everyday and to work with people like that has been fantastic for me.

“To be able to work with Ange with the current system and current model has been just fantastic and mind-blowing.”

And while, one day, Vidosic would love the chance to take the reins of a football club himself, the former professional player said his love for the club was more than enough to keep him happy in his current position.

“Everyone who works in this business would love to be the big boss but at the moment, I-m just happy where I am,” he said.

“I-m a Brisbane boy, I-ve been here since day one so I feel very loyal to this club.

“This club has given me the opportunity to work as a professional football coach so if I have to stay and work the rest of my life as an assistant coach here in Brisbane, I-ll be happy to do that.”

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