Roar are fourth on the table and look likely to make the finals, should this season resume.
"I took over a team that was struggling, for a couple of years they've struggled really bad, last year they conceded 71 goals," he told Optus Sport from lockdown in England.
"[I knew this] was a massive gamble for me. I knew I wanted to do it. I knew I wanted to be a coach. I think me going to the other side of the world showed how dedicated I am, how passionate I am, how much I wanted it.
"It was a huge gamble because it could have gone either way but thankfully I took to it. To me it was a gamble that has definitely paid off."