Previous
Arsenal
Chelsea
1
0
FT
Game Details
Fiorentina
Barcelona
2
1
LIVE 64'
Game Details
San Jose Earthquakes
Portland Timbers
ESPN2 9:00 PM UTC
Game Details
Chicago Fire
FC Dallas
11:00 PM UTC
Game Details
Guadalajara
Cruz Azul
10:00 PM UTC
Game Details
Next
ArsenalArsenal
ChelseaChelsea
1
0
FT
Game Details

Reds' A-League coach selection panel quits

Adelaide United's coach selection panel has quit in protest at the appointment of Michael Valkanis as an assistant coach.

The four-member panel resigned after the A-League club said Valkanis would be an assistant next season.

The panel collectively believed their position was untenable, given they made no recommendation regarding Valkanis for an assistant coach position.

Valkanis, who acted as a caretaker head coach when John Kosmina resigned in late January, said on Wednesday he would not apply for the head coaching job for next season.

The club issued a statement saying Valkanis would be an assistant coach next season, angering the selection panel.

Among the panellists to quit was one of Adelaide's owners, Bruno Marveggio, who is also a board member.

Former Socceroos Craig Foster, John Perin and Alex Tobin also resigned from the panel.

"They are putting the cart before the horse and we have decided that we're wasting our time," Perin told News Limited.

Adelaide chairman Greg Griffin was not immediately available for comment on Thursday.

The panel's resignation comes just days after United captain Eugene Galekovic launched an unheralded outburst at management of his club.

Galekovic on Monday blamed non-football people making decisions at the club for causing cultural problems.

Comments

Use a Facebook account to add a comment, subject to Facebook's Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your Facebook name, photo & other personal information you make public on Facebook will appear with your comment, and may be used on ESPN's media platforms. Learn more.