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Brighton announce Dario Vidošić as new manager

Brighton announce Dario Vidošić as new manager

Brighton announce Dario Vidošić as new manager

Brighton and Hove Albion have appointed former Melbourne City boss Dario Vidošić as their new manager. The former Australian international has signed a three-year deal with the Women’s Super League club.It is and will arrive in the UK once your work permit has been processed.

Vidošić took charge of Melbourne City from his father Rado, and led them to the A-League title last season but lost to Sydney in the Women’s Grand Final. The 23-times-capped Socceroo will replace Mikey Harris at Brighton, who took on an interim role following the sacking of Melissa Phillips in February.

Brighton have never been shy about their ambitions for the team. In 2021, they invested £8.5m in a new training facility for their women’s team. Late last year, they began looking for a site for a purpose-built women’s stadium. This would be the first of its kind in the UK.

That ambition has been tempered somewhat by instability, however. Vidošić will be the sixth manager — interim or permanent — since Hope Powell’s departure in October 2022.

But the Seagulls boast a squad of unquestionable quality. Players such as Maria Thorisdóttir, Elisabeth Terland, Vicky Losada and Pauline Bremer were joined by Fran Kirby earlier this month. If Vidošić and Brighton can get things right, there is an exciting chapter waiting to be written on the south coast.

“From the very beginning of the process to appoint our new head coach, Dario was someone who caught our eye as a young coach with a progressive vision,” said Brighton’s managing director of women’s and girls’ football, Zoe Johnson. “He has a style of play and philosophy that aligns with how we want Brighton and Hove Albion to play. We’re really excited to start working with Dario as we prepare for the upcoming WSL season.”

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