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Slory insists he came to Adelaide United because of coach Coolen

New Adelaide United signing Andwele Slory has admitted he joined the club because of the influence of fellow Dutchman Rini Coolen.

The 28-year old attacker said that he gave Coolen his word that he would come to Adelaide despite having a few offers from some other clubs and said he was now looking forward to working closely with his compatriot.

"I came because of Rini and because I gave him my word," Slory said.

"After I gave him my word two good clubs came, but I am a man of principles. I talked to him and the feeling was good and if you promise somebody something I think you have to keep your word. I thought I want to go there, I want to play for him and I want to play for this team.

"People told me about him and people know him as a coach. I know he's a quiet coach and he's not crazy on the sidelines.

"For me, it's good when a coach looks like he has confidence and he's easy on the bench, I like it very much."

The former Feyenoord forward will be available to play for his new club in the New Year.

Andrew Slevison
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