Sidnei signs new Glory deal

The former Boavista winger's electric start in the A-League has resulted in a two-year contract extension
Perth Glory have finally received some good news with star Brazilian winger Sidnei Sciola signing a new two-year deal.

Coach Alistair Edwards was dramatically sacked on Tuesday following a bitter feud with club captain Jacob Burns.

Many Glory fans have grown disillusioned after Edwards became the fifth coaching casualty since the A-League's inception in 2005.

But Perth have been boosted by the news that Sidnei has pledged his future to the club.

"It's a great sign of support for the club, and great news for the fans, that Sidnei has agreed to a further two years at Glory," said Glory CEO Jason Brewer.

"Sidnei has fast become a fan favourite and we all believe he has the potential to be one of the greats in the A-League.

"It's fantastic to see the reaction from fans when he gets the ball with his full arsenal of tricks and direct style of play."

The 27-year-old has set the competition on fire, netting twice and playing a hand in seven of Perth's 10 goals this season since arriving from Cypriot outfit Alki Larnaca.

"I'm enjoying it here at Perth Glory," he said. "It's a good professional organisation and that's important.

"I'm happy because it's a good club and I have a good relationship with the people here."