Brisbane Roar coach Rado Vidosic has moved into a technical director role, with Mike Mulvey to take the reins ahead of Friday's clash against Perth
Brisbane Roar have replaced embattled coach Rado Vidosic after just 11 games in charge, with former Gold Coast United and Melbourne Victory women's coach Mike Mulvey to take the reins.
The two-time defending champions have made a disastrous start to the season to be languishing in ninth place on the A-League table, just one point clear of bottom-placed Sydney FC.
Vidosic will move into a technical director role and will also work closely with the Roar's youth program.
"It is with great excitement that I have accepted this new position with Brisbane Roar and the wider Pelita Jaya Cronus football group," he said via statement.
"The role of technical director is one which, I believe, will have long-term benefits not only for the club but football in Queensland.
"The development of an academy providing a pathway for talented young footballers is something I have advocated for, for some time and to be a part of the process to establish the groundwork for a youth development program is something I am very excited about.
"I would like to thank the club's owners for their belief in me and for giving me the opportunity to be involved at the highest level."
Mulvey will join the Roar on an interim basis effective immediately, with the former Gold Coast coach given just two days to familiarise himself with the club ahead of Friday's clash against Perth Glory.
General manager Sean Dobson is confident Mulvey can have a big impact at the club and said that there is the possibility the job could become permanent following a review at the end of the season.
"While we're confident in Mike's ability to make a positive impact on the football department, and club as a whole, the appointment needs to be the right fit for both parties," he said.
"In this instance, Mike and the club will have the ability to sit down at the end of the season, assess the situation and make a rational decision whether the relationship meets everybody's expectations.
"Football is a results business, but this will not be the only category the club uses to measure success.
"Mike is completely aware of our expectations and what we want to achieve, both he and the club are very happy with the arrangement."