Report- Karl Dodd to join coaching staff

Via David Lems: John Aloisi’ coaching staff at the new looked Brisbane Roar continues to take shape, with reports emerging that Western Pride manager Karl Dodd is set to take up a High Performance Managers at the A-League side.

Dodd, 34 moved to the Ipswich based club in the off-season after retiring as a player to take up the managers role of the NPL Queensland side, who find themselves in down in 10th place, albeit just 2 points outside the top four as the state league season approaches it’s climax.

In addition to a brief stint at the Jets as a strength and conditioning coach in the 2013-14 season, Dodd has a wealth of experience as a player in the A-League, with the now retired defender forming part of the Roar’s foundation squad.

Dodd made 12 appearances in orange, including the clubs first match in the A-League against New Zealand Knights back in 2005 before departing these shores for a career in Europe. Later on in his career he returned to the A-League with spells at Wellington and North Queensland Fury.

Brisbane’s coaching staff has undergone some changes in the closed season, with Manager Frans Thijssen, Assistant Rado Vidosic and Fitness Coach/ Director of Football Ken Stead all departing.

In addition to the arrival of Aloisi as Head Coach, Brisbane have also appointed Craig Moore as Football Operations Manager. Assistant Jeff Hopkins, Goalkeeping coach Jason Kearton, fitness coach Matt Conwell and physio Tim Oostenbroek have also all been retained, while there’s a chance that Aloisi may opt to bring in a second Assistant of his choosing.

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