Here at The Football Sack we like to have a bit of fun comparing A-League players to all matter of things, but the coaches often get left out.

So better late than never let’s take a look at what some of the league’s coaches might be doing if they weren’t in the dugout.

Graham Arnold – Chef

He’s good at taking a random bunch of ingredients and bringing them together into something that is a real winner. Occasionally pushes the boundaries by trying to combine things that really don’t go well together – Matt Simon and football for instance.

He’s proved himself thus far but all eyes are fixed upon him to see how he fares at his next place of employment, the Socceroos.

Ernie Merrick – Stand up comedian

Many may think that Merrick comes across quite dry and to the point in his post-match press conferences but the Newcastle Jets coach is blessed with a sharp wit that he brings out when the cameras aren’t rolling. There’s a future there for him whenever he decides he’s had enough of football.

Kenny Lowe – Auctioneer

An aggressive one at that. Lowe is a character of the A-League but has come under sustained pressure after a disappointing couple of seasons with Perth Glory. If he was ever looking to transition into a different career, his ability to quickly and loudly get his message across could see him perfectly suited to the saleyards.

If Kenny can sell the idea of Marc Warren and Mitch Nichols being decent footballers to the Glory fans then he can just about sell anything.

John Aloisi – Aged Care nurse

 

Let’s face it, Aloisi pretty much already is looking after the elderly with 12 players in his squad over the age of 30 and Massimo Maccarone the most senior of the bunch at 38. To his credit however Aloisi has managed to squeeze reasonable performances out of old timers like Maccarone and Brett Holman.

It’s this sort of care and attention to the older members of the community that position Aloisi as the perfect nurse.

Josep Gombau – Olympic track athlete

While Gombau hasn’t really been able to put his stamp on Western Sydney Wanderers thus far we’ve seen in glimpses this season his running prowess over a short to medium distance that arcs back to his days at Adelaide United.

It wasn’t uncommon for the Spaniard to take off on a length of the sideline run in celebration of a goal and it’s those skills that could easily see him competing on the athletics track if things don’t work out at the Wanderers.

SHARE
Living and studying in Newcastle. Pretty obsessed with football. Newcastle Jets and Chelsea FC fan