The New Zealand national team's conditioning coach Luciano Trani is expected to become Rini Coolen's assistant coach at Adelaide United.

Following the decision to part ways with Phil Stubbins, the Reds are on the hunt for a new number two and a report in the Adelaide Advertiser suggests that Trani will step into the vacant position.

Trani will head a high number of changes on the Adelaide staff roster as the South Australian club goes about changing things up under Coolen.