Aloisi quits as Brisbane Roar coach

Brisbane Roar have confirmed coach John Aloisi has quit his post as head coach of the Hyundai A-League club, effective immediately.

Roar have endured a tough start to the 2018/19 Season, winning just one of their opening nine matches.

They currently sit second from bottom on the Hyundai A-League ladder, six points outside the top six.

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The club confirmed Darren Davies will take the reins of Roar's first-team on an interim basis.

“For the past three and a half years, I have given every minute of my life to make the Brisbane Roar a success," Aloisi said in a statement released by the club on Friday.

“Upon reflection of the current situation, I have made the difficult decision to stand down effective immediately as I believe this is in the best interest of the playing group and football club.

“Everybody knows the challenges of the past few years and I’m proud to have made the finals each season, qualified for Asia and have gone within a point of winning the Premiers Plate amid all of that.

“I cannot thank the players and football department enough for their support during all of the obstacles we have collectively faced and wish everybody connected to the club – the owners, the players, the fans and the staff – the absolute best for the balance of the season and beyond.”

Aloisi took charge of Roar in May 2015 and has guided the club to the Finals Series in each of the three full seasons at the helm.

Roar are next in action on Saturday night when they take on Sydney FC at Jubilee Stadium.