Brazilian legend Roberto Carlos wants to coach in the A-League

Brazil legend Roberto Carlos, seen here with Socceroos Brett Emerton and Vince Grella, may be the next high-profile coach in the A-League. Photo: Vince CaligiuriBrazilian football legend Roberto Carlos has expressed his interest in a coaching stint in the A-League.
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Carlos, a World Cup winner in 2002, is currently player/coach of Indian Super League side Delhi Dynamos but with the short season ending in December, is already targeting his next assignment.

His representative, former Brazilian national team media director Ricardo Seyton, said Carlos can bring a wealth of experience and passion to the A-League.

“He’s a lover of football, he really has that passion deeply embedded and he can bring some of what has made Brazilian football popular in the world to ‘s doorstep,” he said.

Seyton has followed the A-League, and studied in particular the footballing markets in Adelaide and Melbourne. He has been impressed by the standard and popularity of the A-League, saying Carlos would fit perfectly at the Victory or Adelaide United.

“I have enjoyed the rawness of the competition and the enthusiasm of the people involved, he told Fox Sports. “The A-League is a very stable competition and with growing the game steadily among young children [Carlos] can add his expansive knowledge of the game.”

Setyon said Carlos would also encourage development academies as part of the package to help grow n football, which he said has already “experienced big growth.”

One of the world’s best fullbacks in his prime, Carlos was a staple of the Brazil and Real Madrid sides for over a decade. He made 125 appearances for the Selecao and 370 for Real Madrid.

Known for his penchant to get forward on the left flank, Carlos redefined the idea of an offensive-minded fullback. His free kicks have also become etched into legend, in particular his 1997 cracker from 35 yards against France.

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