Perth Glory has appointed Western Australia coaching legend Graham Normanton to the role of WA Recruitment Manager.
Normanton, WAâ€™s most successful senior coach will report directly to Perth Glory Coach Ian Ferguson.
â€śIâ€™m looking forward to the role and feel I have something to offer,â€ť Normanton said.
â€śI think we have more talent in the WA State Premier League than we give it credit for.â€ť
The newly created position will see Normanton concentrate on identifying players from the All Flags State Premier League.
â€śThe aim is to see more WA talent involved in Perth Glory than what currently exists at the moment,â€ť he added.
Normanton also described the role as exciting and said it was the next step in his coaching career after stunning success as the senior Coach with Perth SC.
In a phenomenal 11 year reign, Normanton won a staggering 22 trophies including 5 league premierships.
â€śWe need to continually develop West Australian talent from the All Flags State League and give them the best opportunities to play for Perth Glory,â€ť Kelly said.
â€śGraham is definitely the best person to identify these players.
â€śHis record as a coach is impeccable and he complements Ian Ferguson and Gareth Naven to give us a more complete coaching structure.
As a player, Normanton also scaled great heights, representing WA 11 times and playing against Nottingham Forrest. Normanton played for Perth Azzuri, North Perth Croatia, Kingsway Olympic and Bayswater.