South Senior Coach Con Tangalakis resignation

South Melbourne FC can advise its members and supporters that after lengthy discussion, Senior Coach Con Tangalakis has offered his resignation, which has been accepted.

The Club thanks Con for his service since taking on the senior coaching role in June 2018 during a difficult period and wishes him the very best in future endeavours.

Speaking to smfc.com.au, Senior Football Manager Peter Kokotis said “Con is a dedicated coach and football manager with a distinctive personal style both on and off the pitch. I am grateful for the role he played since joining the club in June last year and seeing us through to the end of that season. We thank him for his support and wish him all the very best moving forward. As a lifelong supporter, we know Con cares deeply about South Melbourne.”

The Club has appointed Senior Assistant Coach Estaban Quintas as caretaker coach for the remainder of the 2019 NPL Victoria season.

“Esteban has spent many years in the Spanish football environment as a player, trainer and coach. He spent time coaching in the SMFC youth programme a few years ago before returning to Spain. He rejoined us in November last year to serve as Senior Assistant Coach and  will now lead the senior coaching structure as caretaker coach for the remainder of the season. He certainly understands the history and expectations of the club” Kokotis said.

Esteban Quintas started playing football at a very young age in his native Argentina before joining Club Atletico Independeiente in its residency program at the age of 14. After a period of growth and development he traveled to Spain in 2000 starting with Atletico Madrid B and then with various clubs in the Segunda División B. After ten years playing in Spain, Quintas turned to the role of trainer and then coach with positions at Real Murica and culminating with a period at Hércules CF.

Quintas will take charge of the senior squad effective immediately to prepare for Friday night’s derby against the Melbourne Knights at Knights Stadium.