Brazilian legend Roberto Carlos wants to be the first to manage South Melbourne when they gain an A-League licence.
Carlos fronted Australian media today to confirm his interest in coaching Australia’s most successful football club. It only took one visit at Lakeside Stadium for Carlos to confirm that he’d be happy for his family to relocate to Melbourne.
“Australia is a very modern country. I would be happy for my family to move here,” Carlos said.
“South Melbourne is a great story. It’s my first time in Australia and I am moved by the experience.”
— Damian McIver (@mciver_d) May 29, 2017
Carlos has a colourful list of team and individual honours to his name, including four La Liga titles, and three Champions League titles with Real Madrid. Not to mention a World Cup winners medal with Brazil. The 44 year old is regarded by many as the best left back to ever exist.
We are still trying to work out how he pulled off that ‘impossible goal’ for Real Madrid 20 years ago.😂😂😂
South Melbourne currently sit third in the National Premier League (Victoria), after a slow start to the season.
They also pulled off one of the most amazing comebacks we have ever seen. Turning around a three goal defecit with only eight minutes remaining against Dandenong City in the FFA Cup last week.
It’s quite unbelievable how South Melbourne haven’t already been given an A-League licensc, considering their impressive facilities, financial backing, history and support at Albert Park.
Brazilian legend Roberto Carlos could well be the missing piece of the puzzle in South Melbourne’s push for an A-League licence.
RC: It is very important (for Australian football) that there is a strong emphasis on youth development. pic.twitter.com/gPrXLmlIe8
— South Melbourne FC (@smfc) May 29, 2017