It’s been just over three months since John Aloisi resigned from his post as the Brisbane Roar’s head coach.

With the A-League season nearing its end – and numerous key Roar players coming off contract – the lack of a clear forward plan is leaving many uncertain of where their playing future lies.

Most recently, Roar marquee Eric Bautheac has publicly criticised the fact “there has been no stability” at the club, expressing that he’d like to be in discussions with a permanent head coach now.

Speaking after Brisbane’s 3-1 home loss to Sydney FC, interim head coach Darren Davies admitted the coaching saga is affecting his players.

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“Of course, the playing group want to know where their future lies,” he said.

“But, I’m not in a position to answer the question, I’m sorry – as much as I agree.

“All I can say, from my point of view, is that the boys have been fantastic with me, to a man.

“We’re in it together, and I’ve always said that right from the off.”

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The merry-go-round of speculation has seen coaches of all calibres mentioned for the Roar – most notably Robbie Fowler, Marco Kurz, and even Sven-Goran Eriksson touted as likely candidates.

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Although it’d be ideal for next season’s planning to begin as soon as possible, it seems unlikely a permanent successor to Aloisi will be unveiled before the current season’s conclusion.

Despite the situation, the club – and players – are currently in, interim coach Davies maintains focus is being maintained.

“When we speak, everything we speak about is what we can affect,” he said.

“We can affect how we train; how we play. The other things, we can’t affect at this moment in time.

“Of course, it affects people. But I want to support the players and the club as well.

“The club are in the process of appointing a new head coach, and when they have a successful candidate, I’m sure they’ll come out and announce it.”

Feature image credit: Ngau Kai Yan

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