South Melbourne FC is delighted to advise that Peter Kokotis has been appointed to the position of Football Manager (Senior Mens).

Peter has previously served the club in a number of roles, through assisting the Football Department over many years with recruitment, as well as a highly successful stint as South Melbourne’s General Manager during the period 2012-15.

Peter has extensive experience in the football industry, having worked as a talent scout and a player agent. Furthermore, his diverse roles and positions within football has allowed Peter to develop a wide network of contacts within the industry, both locally and overseas. Apart from his General Manager duties, Peter played an integral role in the Club that heralded a highly successful era of titles and trophies.

Talking to smfc.com.au, Peter said “It’s great to be back home in a role that I believe I can contribute strongly. Its an exciting era of change as we move forward tackling the many challenges we are facing in the ever changing and competitive football market. My role I see is not only to manage and support the football coaching staff in particular my life long friend senior coach Con Tangalakis but also help create the South Melbourne football DNA and culture that I believe needs cultivating again since we have entered the State and NPL leagues. I feel privileged to be back home with an opportunity to make a difference & I particularly thank our President-elect Nicholas Maikousis and board Director Andrew Mesourouni for their support.”

SMFC President-elect Nicholas Maikousis shared his thoughts with smfc.com.au on the appointment, saying “we are excited to be formally welcoming Peter back to the Club. His understanding and experience of the game will provide the Club with certainty that the football operations will remain in safe hands. We look forward to Peter working closely with the Senior Head Coach, as they seek to forge a new era of success at South Melbourne.”