Clock already ticking on Gombau's Adelaide project

The Catalan has set a strict timeline to achieve his goals in Australia, predicting his work in transforming Adelaide's style will be complete by the time his first deal expires

Adelaide United coach Josep Gombau does not see himself staying at the club beyond his two-year contract.

Gombau, who took the reins at Hindmarsh Stadium in July, will attempt to implement a skilful, attractive passing style over the next two years in the South Australian capital.

Speaking at a press conference Wednesday, Gombau said: "I will be here for two seasons and I think that my work will be finished in two seasons."

The former Barcelona youth coach is pleased with his team's progress since taking charge but admitted it will not be easy to change to the style he has envisioned for United.

"I am satisfied because they are doing well, they are understanding what we want, it's not easy because you are changing a lot of things, it's the first step, there is a long way to go," said Gombau.

Gombau understands that some players will adapt to the new system better than others, even going on to suggest that if players cannot adapt to the new style they may be forced to play elsewhere to better accommodate the passing system.

"Every player has his style, for some our style is easy for others it is difficult," said Gombau.

"It is something we are working on, maybe it has got to do with the position, some cannot play this style and some players will need to move."

Three of the opening four games of Adelaide's season are away fixtures, something which Gombau is not too concerned about, despite the new system at the club.

"I am not worried about the first four games, it doesn't matter, what we want to focus on is the long term," said Gombau.

"The style we are trying to play is many, many passes and you need to use a lot of skill and we have the players that are skilful."                                

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