Red Devils' Danny Milosevic named new Matildas goalkeeper coach

RECENTLY appointed Red Devils football manager Danny Milosevic has taken a role with the national women’s soccer team.

A Football Federation Australia spokesperson confirmed yesterday Milosevic would attend several international training camps with the Matildas national women’s soccer team as a goalkeeper coach.

The spokesperson said the role would not be a full-time commitment.

Red Devils chairman Duncan Smith said Milosevic would remain at the club and an announcement would be made next week to address his capacity as football manager. 

Milosevic will travel to Cyprus with the Matildas in mid-march, meaning he will be absent for the first round of the Red Devils National Premier Leagues campaign.

Attempts by The Courier to contact Milosevic were unsuccessful.

Milosevic has not yet made the move to Ballarat from Perth where he is living with his family.

The 35-year-old has played a lengthy and illustrious career at the highest level of soccer as a goalkeeper with English Premier League club Leeds United.

He was goalkeeper for Australia at the 2000 Sydney Olympics and has since played with New Zealand Knights in the A-League. 

Upon his appointment at the Red Devils, Milosevic assisted in selecting head coach James Robinson.

In an interview with The Courier in December, Milosevic said his “day in the sun” as a player had come and gone.

“I’ve had my time, my day in the sun. It’s time to move on and it’s up to the young boys now,” Milosevic said.

“It’s basically my body. I still want to be able to chase my son around and it’s not feasible anymore for me to play.”

david.jeans@fairfaxmedia.com.au

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