South Melbourne FC advises that Under 20s coach Saša Kolman has accepted a coaching position at Spanish Segunda División (second division) side Deportivo Alavés. He will spend the next 18 months in Spain to continue his development as a professional coach and will return to the club following the completion of this interim role.
Kolman has been an integral part our Youth coaching program. We thank him for his valuable contribution and wish him well during the next phase of his coaching development. He recently spent time on the Madrid tour with our Under 12s and Under 14s and will commence work at Alavés next week.
SMFC has subsequently moved quickly to appoint Brian MacNicol as the new Under 20s coach. MacNicol has been involved in club football in both the old Victorian Premier League and the National Soccer League and played for Heidelberg United, Collingwood Warriors and Gippsland Falcons in the NSL. In 2015, he coached our Under 13 boys side to the NPL East Championship and is highly regarded as a Youth coach and developer of young men.
The Club will also announce further coaching appointments in the coming weeks.