South Melbourne FC is extremely pleased to confirm that the recently retired Dimitri Tsiaras has been appointed as the Club’s new Senior Assistant Coach ahead of the 2015 PS4 National Premier League Victoria season.
Having arrived at Lakeside Stadium as a player at the beginning of the 2012 Victorian Premier League season, Dimi represented the Club with distinction on 40 occasions (34 League games and 6 Dockerty Cup games). He had several leadership roles during his playing career at Lakeside Stadium, standing in as vice-captain and as captain on various occasions. Prior to his arrival at South, Tsiaras had been Captain of the Richmond Eagles in the VPL and led them to the Minor Premiership and an eventual Grand Final appearance in 2010.
Speaking to smfc.com.au, Head Coach Chris Taylor was elated with the appointment. “I’m delighted to have Dimi on board as a key member in our coaching structure. He is well respected and has become a leader and mentor for our younger players, making the transition from player to a coach an obvious choice. Being a member of last years championship winning squad, Dimi played a crucial role and understands the culture and philosophy we are creating at South Melbourne FC.”
As a life long supporter, we would like to congratulate Dimi Tsiaras on his appointment and wish him all the best for his new role next season.