Morgan appointed interim Technical Director by FFA

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Trevor Morgan had been appointed the National Technical Director on an interim basis, Football Federation Australia has announced.

Morgan, who has been the coach of Australia's Under-17s Mens side since May 2018, will continue in his role with the Joeys but will also now be responsible for the establishment of a national football calendar, a review of the national football curriculum, pathways, competitions, coach development and participation. 

Morgan will be supported by Ron Smith who has taken the role of Technical Consultant.

Smith is best known for his time in charge of the AIS program between 1986 and 1996. 

FFA Chief Executive James Johnson trumpeted Morgan and Smith's credentials. 

“Trevor is one of a new generation of Australia’s brightest coaching talents and brings a wealth of football knowledge to his new role, and in Ron Smith, we have the perfect complement," Johnson said via a statement. 

"Ron has more than 30 years’ experience in technical delivery, coach education and training, and the pair will create a formidable partnership.

“Both Trevor and Ron have been involved in Australian football over many years, and it’s great to see the retention of internal talent during such turbulent times.

"We have a wonderful pool of coaches and technical talent within the Australian football ecosystem, and we want to do more to promote this talent.

"Trevor and Ron will play a key role in helping us establish the technical platform and build the much-needed football acumen in FFA that is required for Australian football to grow.”

Source SBS The World Game