Adelaide United has secured the services of its head coach and assistant coach for three more seasons. Head coach Aurelio Vidmar and assistant coach Phil Stubbins will remain at the club until the end of the 2010/2011 season in a major boost for the Reds.
Adelaide CEO Sam Ciccarello announced the news today.
"We've had quite some time now to look at Aurelio and Phil and we believe our future as a club is very much a part of having Phil and Aurelio in our coaching department," Ciccarello said.
"We believe Aurelio and Phil offer us the best combination probably of any Hyundai A-League club in Australia and we're delighted that our success that we have achieved to date, and our future success will be headed up by Aurelio and Phil."
Vidmar was ecstatic about the announcement and was looking forward to an exciting future.
"I'm extremely happy. It's always great to have the confidence of the club and the owners and I'm extremely delighted today to sign on for a further three years and continue the work that we set out two years ago," Vidmar said.
"We had a pretty poor A-League season last year, we've had a pretty successful time in the ACL albeit in a losing Final, and now we need to start hitting our straps and getting ready for an onslaught in the A-League because personally I think as it stands today there will be no sympathy for our club if we don't make the finals.
"Every year from what this club has done from year one until now is progress and make the team stronger. I think we've certainly done that and we'll continue to do that over the next few years.