Dodd explains new A-League role at Roar
AFTER weeks of speculation about his new role, Western Pride head coach Karl Dodd tomorrow officially starts his new job with Brisbane Roar.
Dodd is the A-League club's new high performance manager.
Dodd was reluctant to talk specifically about the football role until everthing was finalised with Roar's move to a new training base at the Griffith University campus.
That begins tomorrow with Roar's pre-season kicking off. The 2015/16 A-League season starts in October.
Dodd will be in charge of sports science and conditioning, assisting in coaching.
"We've been working for the last two weeks organising everything and getting everything sorted with the training fields and equipment, all the logistical stuff,'' Dodd said.
The former international footballer is now confident he can return to his inaugural A-League club ready to contribute to Roar's pre-season preparation.
"We just had an induction meeting today with all the players and everything,'' he said.
Dodd, 34, said leaving his head coaching role at Western Pride was a difficult decision, especially well into the 2015 National Premier League season.
"It sort of come out of the blue. I wasn't expecting it,'' he said.
Read tomorrow's The Queensland Times for more details about Dodd's important role and why he left Western Pride.