Damian Mori returns to Reds as Assistant Coach

Adelaide United is delighted to announce Damian Mori will return to the Club as an Assistant Coach for the 2022/23 season.

Mori served as Carl Veart’s interim assistant for the final two months of last season, whilst juggling commitments as Head Coach of FK Beograd in the local National Premier League.

But the 51-year-old is now back in a part-time role, supporting Veart and the rest of the coaching staff, including Mark Milligan, Eugene Galeković, and Airton Andrioli.

Mori, a five-time NSL golden boot recipient and two-time Johnny Warren Medal winner, remains the most prolific goal-scorer in Australian football history with 240 career goals in 446 appearances.

Mori’s coaching career is as equally impressive, in charge of Adelaide City for more than a decade, clinching several trophies.

He later secured Beograd’s promotion to the top-flight in 2021 and in the club’s first year back in the top division guided them to a seventh-place finish, just missing out on finals football.

Speaking on his decision to re-join the Club, Mori said: “I’m really happy to be back at Adelaide United in this role and help Carl and the rest of the coaches.

“I really enjoyed my time with the Club at the end of last season, the players were great and it was a fantastic dressing room to be a part of.  

“The Club have assembled a really strong squad by retaining the majority of the players from last season and have added a bit of quality as well.”

Adelaide United Head Coach, Carl Veart, said: “I’ve known Damian a long time now and he is someone I trust and respect.

“Damian’s knowledge of the game is magnificent and, as I’ve mentioned before, our footballing philosophies are very much aligned.

“With Damian’s involvement with us last season, we saw our players very receptive to his advice, which I’m sure will help us this season once again.”