John Aloisi has re-signed as coach of the Brisbane Roar.
John Aloisi has re-signed as coach of the Brisbane Roar. TRACEY NEARMY

Aloisi signs on for three more years

JOHN Aloisi has signed a new three-year contract to stay on as coach of the Brisbane Roar.

The extension, announced on Saturday night at the Roar's awards dinner, means Aloisi will remain coach until the end of the 2019-20 season.

Aloisi has taken Brisbane to the A-League semi-finals twice in his two seasons at the club but will be busy regenerating his squad after some key departures, in particular in the attacking third.

Meanwhile, left back Corey Brown capped off an excellent 2016/17 season by winning the Gary Wilkins Medal for the Roar's player of the season.

Brown joins an illustrious list of winners including current club captain Matt McKay and departing German marquee Thomas Broich.

Brisbane's fullback is the first defender to take home the Gary Wilkins Medal since teammate Luke DeVere won the award in the 2009/10 season.

Triple Championship-winning import Thomas Broich is the first inductee into the BRFC Hall of Fame after making 203 appearances for Brisbane across all competitions over seven seasons.

In other news, Perth Glory fans will get to watch Diego Castro for another season after the Spaniard secured another Most Glorious Player award.

Marquee man Castro was off-contract following a second stellar season in the A-League and put pen to paper before Glory's end of year awards night.

There, the 34-year-old scooped a whopping five individual awards - winning the Player of the Year, Golden Boot (shared with Adam Taggart and Andy Keogh), Players' Player of the Year, Volunteers' Player of the Year and Members' Player of the Year awards.

The Spaniard was also named in Glory's Ultimate XI, in celebration of the club's 20th anniversary season.

Glory also annouced the departure of 10 first team players with Dino Djulbic, Richard Garcia, Lucian Goian, Nebojsa Marinkovic, Mitch Oxborrow, Jordan Thurtell, Kosta Petratos, Josh Risdon, Aryn Williams and Rhys Williams all leaving the club.


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