Roar Exclusive video: Interview with Sydney FC’s Ian Crook [VIDEO]
New Sydney FC head coach Ian Crook says he won’t be looking to make a big-name, overseas player signing for the Sky Blues, who he aims to get playing a possession-based style of football.
Former youth team mentor Crook, who has replaced Vitezslav Lavicka as coach, says because of budget restraints and the fact that Sydney FC already have two marquees in Brett Emerton and Nicky Carle, the club probably won’t hunt for an overseas star.
Crook, who has previously had coaching roles in Australia, Japan and the UK, wants Sydney FC to play football on the deck and says the club needs to improve its mindset.
“There’s always pressure on Sydney FC,” he says. “We’ve got to deal with expectation, probably a little bit better than we have done in the past.”
Crook spoke extensively with The Roar about new player signings Fabio and Ali Abbas, his plans for the future and about “bringing back the bling” to the club.
The Englishman also revealed the young players he expects to be challenging for a spot in the 2012/2013 season and spoke about the future of young Sydney FC star Terry Antonis.
Watch the full interview below.
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