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Coach of the Year Vidmar admits long way to go

A-League Coach of the Year Aurelio Vidmar knows there is a long way to go before he learns enough in the coaching caper. The Adelaide United boss has had a extremely successful season at the helm of the Reds, making the Asian Champions League final and finishing second on the domestic table at the end of the regular season.

As his side embarks on another finals campaign, Vidmar admits that he has a lot to learn in his profession.

"I think you learn every day, every training session," he said.

"This year with all the travels and playing on three fronts - that's a pretty daunting task - and you are learning all the time.

"I heard 'Kossie' (John Kosmina) say the other day that he's made mistakes and he's been coaching for the last 15 years.

"That's part of the process and the longer you're in the game the better you become I believe.

"I'm still very young in the game and I'd like to be in the game for a long time like Lawrie (McKinna) or Ernie (Merrick) or Frankie (Farina)," he added.

"If I can stay in the game as long as them then that would be great.

"But you've got to be your own person - and that's what I do and everyone should.

"I'm only in my second year so to receive this award is a great honour."

Andrew Slevison
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