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The latest Singapore football news is here to provide the latest happenings in the world of Singaporean football in which considering as the main and popular sport in the country. SPL or Singapore Premier League Team Home United have pitched their new down under in a bid to restore their glory days. Squad trusted sources confirmed with the New Paper yesterday that the Protectors, they last won the league back then in 2003, have designated the former Australian captain Aurelio Vidmar as the new coach. Aurelio, 52-year-old, who will be the successor from Noh Rahman, who was accountable of the team on an interim basis following the former Lions coach Raddy Avramovic resigned in August to return to his homegrown Serbia due to medical treatment issue. Aurelio’s previous designation was a director of football for A-League squad Adelaide United, in which he managed from 2007 to 2010. From that period, he made a remarkable record by leading Adelaide to the 2008 AFC Champions League final then he became the 1st Australian squad to successfully reached such a feat. Also for the record, he has also been in charge of Australia’s Under-23 and U-20 squads, plus an interim coach of the Socceroos.
Home United did not reply to TNP’s queries by press time, however, stated on their social media last night that a statement will be aired in due course. The media from Australia announced yesterday that Vidmar was in Singapore obtaining his new team organized. Vidmar stated on 90 minutes:
I’ll be back home for Christmas and head back to Singapore early in the New Year.”
His designation was into an Australian revolution is assembling steam at the Bishan Stadium, with the squad already having Brisbane born forward Isaka Cernak, 30-year-old, and Sydney homegrown forward Oliver Puflett, 20-year-old, in their rankings. Additionally, according to Australian media, they will be joined by Andy Pengelly, a 22-year-old forward. Andy will depart from National Premier League Queensland outfit, Brisbane strikers, in which he registered more than 50 goals this year in the entire tournaments. Home United claimed the Community Shield this year, following the victory against Albirex Niigata on penalties. However, their last main piece of local silverware occurs six years ago, when they achieved the Singapore Cup. This past year an Aidil Sharin-led team was awarded AFC Cup Asean zonal champions, however, they still not sufficient in the league, where they only completed 2nd behind Albirex and this year they are down to 6th. Their aspirations of winning international silverware will also be improved by holding a few national squad stalwarts. TNP perceives that they have broken up Lions forward Gabriel Quak, goalkeeper Hassan Sunny and midfielder Shahdan Sulaiman. In addition, they have also an agreement with Japanese defender Kaishu Yamazaki, who has an impact on Albirex Niigata this year, plus nominated for the Young Player of the Year award.