Roar confirm Mulvey as head coach

Mike Mulvey has asked for patience, after signing a two-year deal to stay on as Brisbane Roar head coach.

Mike Mulvey has asked for patience, after signing a two-year deal to stay on as Brisbane Roar head coach.

Mulvey joined the Roar in December in an interim role and Roar general manager Sean Dobson said the decision reinforces the stability and long-term vision of the club's owners, the Bakrie Group.

“If you understand what he-s achieved behind the scenes, in the dressing room, the way he has scouted players, what he-s doing in terms of leadership structure and providing a really strong vision for the club, you-ll see there-s a lot of great work there,” Dobson said.

“The owners felt it was time to bring that stability to the group.”

After the success of the club in their previous two Hyundai A-League seasons, Mulvey was the first to admit the achievements of the current campaign so far were not up to scratch but promised he would make changes to get Roar back to their best.

“We have a great group of fans that support the Brisbane Roar and there are great expectations now, that have come on the back of two Championships,” Mulvey said.

“You have to manage those expectations and the truth of the matter is we haven-t reached those levels this season, for one reason or another, but they will be addressed and there will be changes made.

“We need to be forthright in our assessment of what-s gone on and what will happen in the future.

“I know how to bring success to a place, I-ve done it in many places I-ve been before and we will build towards that and return Brisbane Roar where it was.”

Having taken over the role mid-season, Mulvey asked for patience and time when being judged on his success in the job.

“Brisbane Roar were in a similar situation a few years ago, there was a change in personnel, direction and in terms of style.

“We are having a little bit of a change now but my view is that there is a lot to look forward to and I-d like to ask the fans of Brisbane to stick by the club because I promise we-ll be endeavouring to return the club back to its rightful place.

“What I ask is that I-m judged in 12 months time with regards to a full pre-season, settling of my own squad and moving forward.”