Broadmeadow have backed former Newcastle Jets captain Ruben Zadkovich to take the National Premier League club on a “new way forward” after appointing him as their next head coach on Monday night.
Zadkovich, 30, was one of three candidates short-listed for the job after Robert Virgili and Bob Naumov were not prepared to commit for 2017.
The former Socceroo retired in May this year because of a knee injury and was moved into an assistant coaching role at Perth Glory, who he joined in 2014 after 97 games for Newcastle.
Broadmeadow president Steve Foteff said Zadkovich would not play but hopefully provide “a new way forward” for the club.
“It’s a new direction we are taking on a number of fronts,” Foteff said. “We are looking at this as a medium-term deal over a number of years which we hope will improve our performance.”
Meanwhile, Adamstown coach Graham Law quit on Monday night.