Veart named Adelaide United interim coach

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Adelaide United have appointed Carl Veart as interim coach for the remainder of the 2019-20 A-League season.

Veart had served as an assistant under Dutchman Gertjan Verbeek, who returned to the Netherlands during the competition's coronavirus shutdown.

The 50-year-old, former Socceroos and Adelaide striker, replaces Verbeek - who quit in April amid uncertainty caused by the COVID-19 crisis.

"I'm extremely proud to be given this opportunity to coach Adelaide United in the short term," Veart said.

"I have learned a lot this season as an assistant and certainly looking forward to the extra responsibility and challenge of leading this team.

"Our goal with five games to go will be to push for a finals spot and I believe this team is capable of achieving that."

United's director of football Bruce Djite lauded Veart, who played for the club between 2005 and 2007.

"Carl's knowledge and tactical understanding of the game are second to none," Djite said.

"Having worked with these players all season, I'm confident Carl can make the step up as head coach and do a tremendous job.

"Carl has a wealth of experience from his accomplished playing career and as a proud South Australian he also knows the landscape and what it takes to succeed being a former Red."

Airton Andrioli has been appointed interim assistant coach at Adelaide, who are seventh in the A-League table.

Source Omnisport