Trimboli takes Roar role

Former Socceroos and NSL star Paul Trimboli has been appointed as Brisbane Roar's General Manager of Football.

Former Socceroos and NSL star Paul Trimboli has been appointed as Brisbane Roar's General Manager of Football.

The 42-year-old, who played 46 matches for the Socceroos and over 450 NSL matches, mainly with South Melbourne, moves into the newly created role at the start of August, working alongside his former coach and team-mate and current Roar coach Ange Postecoglou.

Coincidentally, Trimboli's appointment comes on the same day his former South Melbourne team-mate Francis Awaritefe was announced as taking a similar role at Melbourne Victory.

"We-re extremely excited to have secured someone with Paul-s experience to fulfil such a vital role in the club," Brisbane Roar CEO Eugenie Buckley said

"We feel Paul's standing within the game, the respect he garners within the football community and the exceptional business experience he-s gained were a perfect fit for the position."

"Paul will form an important part of our administrative team and will be responsible for managing the business requirements of the Football Department."

"In conjunction with the administrative part of the role, Paul will also work closely with Head Coach Ange Postecoglou to deliver the best possible football outcomes."

“We are confident Paul-s arrival will play an important part in continuing to develop Brisbane Roar as a pace-setter in the Hyundai A-League both on and off the park.”

Trimboli was twice a Johnny Warren Medallist as the best player in the NSL, while he won titles with South Melbourne in 1991, 1998 and 1999.

He has worked as an accountant while his most recent role in football has been as a commentator and pundit.