John Aloisi has resigned his position as head coach of the Brisbane Roar and will depart the A-League club effective immediately.
“For the past three and a half years, I have given every minute of my life to make the Brisbane Roar a success,” said Aloisi.
“Upon reflection of the current situation, I have made the difficult decision to stand down effective immediately as I believe this is in the best interest of the playing group and football club.”
“Everybody knows the challenges of the past few years and I’m proud to have made the finals each season, qualified for Asia and have gone within a point of winning the Premiers Plate amid all of that.”
“I cannot thank the players and football department enough for their support during all of the obstacles we have collectively faced and wish everybody connected to the club – the owners, the players, the fans and the staff – the absolute best for the balance of the season and beyond.”
Aloisi entered coaching after a storied playing career, originally becoming the manager of Melbourne Heart only to be sacked partway into an initial three-year deal.
He then joined Melbourne Victory for a brief stint as a development coach before being appointed the Brisbane Roar head coach in May 2015.
Aloisi coached the Roar across four seasons and progressed as far as the semi-finals in his first two seasons as coach.
However a poor run of form in the 2018-19 A-League season so far has clearly lead to Aloisi’s decision to step down from his role despite having a length contract in place.
The Roar have won only one of their first nine matches of the season and sit in second-last place on the table.
It’s not yet clear who will replace Aloisi in the role, or what his next career move will be.