Coaching on Vidosic’s radar after Melbourne City exit

The former Socceroo is keen to give back to the game in the future

Dario Vidosic was one of a number of Australian footballers that undertook a recent B-Licence course organised by Professional Footballers Australia and the experience has sparked interest in a future coaching career.

Vidosic departed Melbourne City this week to pursue a playing opportunity abroad and while he won't be hanging up his boots just yet, the 32-year-old savoured the chance to try his hand at coaching. 

"It was good to look at the little details we don’t think of," Vidosic told Goal.

"It was a great group so a lot of people challenging each other and that made it really good.

"I think so (about pursuing a coaching career). I’d like to stay in the game and that’s one of the options. It’s something I’ve enjoyed so far and the course was enjoyable - added a few more tools to the toolbox.

"I’m starting to think of that side of things a little bit more now I’m getting closer to the end of my career."

After making just 15 appearances for City this season, Vidosic admits the campaign was personally a bit frustrating as he struggled to work his way into Warren Joyce's side. 

"Personally it was harder not playing as often as I would have liked," he said.

"I had a decent virus hit me in January and did my best to push back in the team. I was out at the wrong time and it is what it is.

"I really enjoyed my time with City though and I’m sad to leave."

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Though he won't be around the A-League next season, Vidosic is excited to see what impact Western United is going to have on the competition.  

"It’s going to add a lot to the league, particularly in Melbourne," Vidosic said.

"It’s a great thing to have a new derby in town and I hope it’s a positive for the league."