Ex-West Ham, Leeds defender Foxe and ex-Ajax keeper Didulica join Melbourne Heart coaching staff | Australia/Asia News | Tribal Football

A-League club Melbourne Heart have announced their final coaching staff line-up for the 2012/13 season.

A-League club Melbourne Heart have announced their final coaching staff line-up for the 2012/13 season.

John Aloisi will be joined by former West Ham United, Portsmouth and Leeds United defender Hayden Foxe who will work closely with the new head coach on match days.

Along with Foxe, former Ajax, Austria Vienna and AZ Alkmaar goalkeeper Joey Didulica and former head of the AIS football program Ron Smith have also been appointed.

“After an incredibly thorough search, we are excited to be able to announce the final line-up of our coaching panel for the upcoming season,” said Heart CEO Scott Munn.

“We feel the updated structure of our football department will equip us to build on our debut finals appearance last season while helping further shape our playing identity and philosophy, which is centred on a commitment to player development and a modern-style of football.

“Importantly, we will also continue to offer our players access to coaches boasting substantial experience at the elite level, with each individual bringing a unique set of qualities to the Club.”

 
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Ex-Blackburn, West Ham skipper Neill not on Western Sydney radar | Australia/Asia News | Tribal Football

Western Sydney Wanders head coach Tony Popovic says the club is not after Socceroos captain Lucas Neill.

Western Sydney Wanders head coach Tony Popovic says the club is not after Socceroos captain Lucas Neill.

The new A-League outfit has been linked with an off-season move for the former Millwall, Blackburn Rovers, West Ham United, Everton and Galatasaray defender following his release from UAE club Al Jazira but Popovic has rubbished those claims.

“I haven’t had any discussions about Lucas at all,” Popovic told reporters.

“Obviously we’re speaking to players daily.

“It’s on course for us. I’ve said all along that come the first game we’ll have a squad that’s ready to play.”

 
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Foster: West Brom should be my last club | Premiership News | Tribal Football

Ben Foster wants West Bromwich Albion to be his final club.The Baggies goalkeeper signed permanently from Birmingham City last month.

Ben Foster wants West Bromwich Albion to be his final club.

The Baggies goalkeeper signed permanently from Birmingham City last month.

Foster has had spells at 10 clubs over a decade in the game and said he was now looking to settle for the rest of his career.

He said: “I have no interest in moving south or north. I hope this is my last move.

“My kids are going to be settled in schools soon.

“My wife loves the area too and those are the sort of things people don’t always see.”

Swindon make offer for Southampton striker Lee Barnard | Transfers | Tribal Football

Swindon Town are chasing Southampton striker Lee Barnard.The Daily Star says Swindon boss Paolo Di Canio has lodged an ambitious £500,000 bid to sign Southampton striker Barnard, 28.

Swindon Town are chasing Southampton striker Lee Barnard.

The Daily Star says Swindon boss Paolo Di Canio has lodged an ambitious £500,000 bid to sign Southampton striker Barnard, 28.

The striker has been in fine goal scoring form for Saints in preseason.

Newcastle push Marseille to drop Remy price | Transfers | Tribal Football

Newcastle United want Marseille to drop their asking price for Loic Remy.The Journal says Remy were genuine but the interest is no more than tentative at this stage.

Newcastle United want Marseille to drop their asking price for Loic Remy.

The Journal says Remy were genuine but the interest is no more than tentative at this stage.

Marseille’s Remy comes highly recommended to Newcastle chiefs, but their initial query revealed a fee of around £20million – which would rule him too expensive.

Newcastle owner Ashley taking charge of push for Liverpool's Carroll | Transfers | Tribal Football

Newcastle United owner Mike Ashley is ready to step in and do a deal for Liverpool striker Andy Carroll.

Newcastle United owner Mike Ashley is ready to step in and do a deal for Liverpool striker Andy Carroll.

The Journal says Ashley has taken a personal interest in a deal to bring Carroll back to Tyneside and United’s desire to get the deal over the line is genuine and ongoing.

United chiefs remain convinced a deal can be struck and have been informed by sources close to the player that he has no future at Anfield – despite the mixed messages emanating from Merseyside.

Sunderland boss O'Neill may promote from within to replace Turner | Transfers | Tribal Football

Sunderland boss Martin O’Neill may promote from within to replace Michael Turner.Turner is being sold to Norwich City.

Sunderland boss Martin O’Neill may promote from within to replace Michael Turner.

Turner is being sold to Norwich City.

O’Neill is understood to want to take a closer look at youngster Louis Laing and Ireland Under-21 defender Jon Egan, says The Journal.

“I’ve always been under the belief that if you’re good enough, you’ll eventually come through if you’ve got the willpower and desire. And I don’t see why that should be any different with this young bunch of players,” said the manager.