Ian Crook interview: A-League needs to find its own niche [VIDEO]
The A-League needs to understand where its niche is in the Australian market and not try and compete to be the AFL and NRL, according to Sydney FC head coach Ian Crook.
Crook says Australian football has evolved a lot since he first moved to this country in 1999, and believes we need to get more talented young players into the A-League to take it to the next level.
Last month Crook, former coach of Sydney FC’s National Youth League side, was promoted to head coach of the first team.
The Englishman said it is down to clubs and coaches to further develop young players and there is a bit a fear when it comes to blooding youngsters as coaches offer go for the safer option of established players.
Watch the full interview below.
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