Greg King departs Reds

Adelaide United can confirm High Performance Manager, Greg King, has left the Club to pursue an opportunity overseas.

King will team up with Ange Postecoglou at Japanese outfit Yokohama F. Marinos ahead of the 2018 J1 season.

The ex-Socceroos boss handpicked King after building a reputation as being one of the best in the business as an expert in high performance.

King joined the Reds at the beginning of 2015, working thoroughly with the coaching staff and players.

During his time with Adelaide, King was responsible for managing the players’ fitness levels and looked after other aspects such as strength and conditioning, recovery, and injury prevention amongst other duties.

He was also a part of the side that claimed the Hyundai A-League Championship and Premiership double during the 2015/16 campaign.

Speaking on his decision to depart Adelaide for a new adventure, King said: “I am extremely grateful that Adelaide United has allowed me to pursue this exciting role working with Yokohama F. Marinos. 

“I am also appreciative of the opportunity that the Club has given me to manage the physical development of such a great group of players over my time in Adelaide. I feel I have learned a huge amount from the league, the players, and the previous and current coaching staff. 

“The 2015/16 season was an amazing ride, culminating in that wonderful Grand Final day at Adelaide Oval. 

“Last season was an important learning curve and watching so many young players develop and perform well in the AFC Champions League was undoubtedly the highlight. 

“For the remainder of this season I have no doubts that the immense work-rate and the mental resilience that Marco has instilled in the players will result in a successful season. 

“The boys have been brilliant and taken everything in their stride. From a physical perspective, the players are in good hands with a group of intelligent, hard working physiotherapists and sport scientists taking care of the players. 

“I will watch with pride as the team improves throughout the 2017/18 season and beyond.”

Adelaide United General Manager of Football, Ante Kovacevic, thanked King for his time with the Club, saying: “Since joining Adelaide United, Greg has been a valued member of our coaching staff.

“He has continually worked professionally and been a dedicated part of our team. 

“On behalf of the Club, I’d like to thank Greg for his tireless efforts and wish him well in his new adventure in Japan.”

Adelaide United wishes Greg the best in his future role and thank him for his time at the Club.