Reds announce new High Performance Manager

Adelaide United FC has appointed Sean Tagg as the club’s High Performance Manager for next season.

Adelaide United FC has appointed Sean Tagg as the club-s High Performance Manager for next season.

Highly reputable with previous experience at clubs such as English Premier League side Fulham and National Rugby League outfit the Sydney Roosters, while he was also a consultant to England-s 2010 FIFA World Cup squad, Tagg returns for his second tenure with the Reds after spending nine months at the club in the lead up to, and during, the Hyundai A-League 2010/11 Season.

Adelaide United Football Director Michael Petrillo says being able to secure someone of Tagg-s stature in his chosen field is a major coup for the club and that the physical condition of the Reds- squad going forward is in great hands.

“We know Sean well from his last stint here and with the experience he has gained in his field having spent three years with Fulham, we-re extremely happy to have him back,” Petrillo said.

“He knows the club, the A-League, what-s expected to perform at this level and he did a lot of ground work leading into the 2010/11 season, so we-re delighted that he has agreed to take on the role.”

Tagg will head the Reds- fitness and conditioning program and have the task of making Adelaide United-s squad one of the fittest in the Hyundai A-League, a responsibility he is excited about embracing.

“I-m looking forward to continuing on what we started a couple of years ago and the challenge of making this team a great team,” Tagg said.

“There will be real focus on players getting through the pre season injury free and it-s about training them to be footballers, and this means tailoring the training specific to making the squad football fit and give them what they need in a physical conditioning sense to perform at their best.”

Tagg has most recently been working with netball team the Queensland Firebirds and Netball Queensland, while his port folio also includes the London Broncos Rugby League club and the London Irish Rugby Union club, considered one of he top rugby clubs in Europe.

Tagg-s first duty as the Reds- new High Performance Manager will be to touch base with the players before they go on annual leave at the end of next week and then be ready to hit the track running for when the squad returns for the start of pre season in early July.