Alessandro Del Piero backed the Sydney FC's reappointment of Frank Farina as coach for two more years and hinted his own future at the club may be resolved early next week.
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15 Feb 2013 - 11:49 AM  UPDATED 15 Feb 2013 - 1:07 PM

Sydney FC's star marquee Alessandro Del Piero backed the club's decision to reappoint Frank Farina as coach for two more years, before hinting his own future at the club may be resolved early next week.

Speaking at Sky Blues training on Friday, Del Piero confirmed his brother and manager Stefano had arrived in the city that morning, but hinted talks about his future at the Sky Blues would not take place until after the Week 21 match against Adelaide at Allianz Stadium on Saturday.

"He (Stefano) just landed this morning," Del Piero said. "This weekend I'm not talking about my future, I want to talk about tomorrow's game then on Sunday we can talk to each other yes."

Del Piero said Farina is the right man to lead Sydney over the next two seasons, backing the ex-Socceroos coach to have more of an impact on the team with a full pre-season under under his belt.

"It is good news for us and we hope to put more energy into the games," Del Piero said. "Now the focus for sure is to stay in the top six we have a big game tomorrow which is why we have to concentrate.

"It's very important to have him here. This season has been very strange because we started with one coach then Frank came in.

"We were in trouble and that's why have to be very focused on the specific moment. Next season he can work from the start and he has all the time to improve the team.

"When one coach left, the change was difficult. That's why we were in trouble for a few weeks. At that moment we were last and in trouble, but now it's better for sure.

Del Piero predicted a tough match against the Reds, but warned Adelaide Sydney FC is a vastly improved version of the side that lost its two previous encounters to the Reds in Weeks 14 and 21.

"Adelaide are always big team and hard to beat," he said. "They've beaten us twice but we're playing at home and we're probably better than one month ago.