The prospect of former international greats Alessandro Del Piero and Roberto Carlos facing off in the A-League has been raised after the Italian former Sydney FC marquee player said he is considering a career in coaching and the Brazilian was touted for a move to Australia.
Del Piero, who helped greatly increase the A-League’s profile during his two-year stay, was linked by the media to a managerial role at the club when Frank Farina lost his job in April 2014.
Carlos, who redefined the role of the left-back during his pomp as a player in the 1990s at the likes of Internazionale and Real Madrid, moved into management two years ago and has already had spells as coach for Turkish Superlig sides Sivasspor and Akhisar Belediyespor.
His representative Richard Seyton said the former free-kick specialist would be keen to continue his development as a coach in Australia.
“I have been to Australia and studied the A-League, and in particular the football markets in Adelaide and Melbourne where I have seen Adelaide United and Melbourne Victory,” Seyton told News Corp.
“The A-League is a very stable competition and with Australia growing the game steadily among young children, [Carlos] can add his expansive knowledge of the game.
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