Ambitious National Premier Leagues 2 NSW Men’s club Hills United have appointed former Socceroo Ruben Zadkovich as head coach of their senior squad replacing Patrick Zwaanswijk who has taken up a head NPL coaching role at the Western Sydney Wanderers.
The 34-year-old former tenacious midfielder who played for the likes of Sydney FC, Newcastle Jets and Perth Glory as well as having stints in England with Queens Park Rangers, Notts County and Derby County has been busy in the coaching department with his last three season’s as head coach of the Broadmeadow Magic in the Northern NSW NPL competition.
Zadkovich was delighted with his new coaching adventure with Hills United and couldn’t wait to get the ball rolling to commence preparations for the 2021 season with his contract spanning up until the completion of the 2022 season.
“I was looking for the next project to challenge me as a coach, Broadmeadow Magic is part of my family and will always have a place in my heart.
“Once I met the people at Hills United FC I knew this was the place I could challenge myself as a football coach but also have a positive experience away from the pitch.
“I’m grateful for the trust Tristan and the board have given me and I will give everything I have to make sure we progress and achieve things together.”
Hills United Club President Tristan Rimmer stated that Ruben’s experience and drive to succeed was the perfect blend to build on the legacy left by Patrick Zwaanswijk.
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