Talay jumps into frame as Victory target homegrown coach – The World Game

Phoenix fans will be shocked – though not shocked – to see Talays name connected to Australias best supported club after a first season in which he has actually assisted the Nix to third on the A-League ladder playing a breathtaking brand of football.
Many have still not forgiven predecessor Mark Rudan for severing ties after a single season – and with 12 months left on his contract – to join Western United.
First-time head coach Talay, 44, also has another year to work on his offer and insisted back in January he would see out the agreement.
He acquired a team stripped of the similarity Sarpreet Singh, Roy Krishna and David Williams.
But his restoring job has actually been near perfect with Wellington – regardless of losing their opening four games – standing out off the back of dizzying performances from Liberato Cacace and Ulises Davila and the dependability of veterans Gary Hooper, David Ball and Luke DeVere.
None of this has actually gone undetected at 10th-placed Victory, who are on to their third coach of a forgettable season, with Marco Kurzs stop-gap follower Carlos Salvachua leaving prematurely and club great Grant Brebner in charge for the rest of the campaign.
Previous Sydney FC assistant Talay, who likewise headed up the Young Socceroos for two years, is increasingly seen within the Victory ranks as the male to reconstruct the club in the exact same vein hes managed at Wellington.
Ironically, Talay was suggested for the post by Rudan, who mentioned missing his household as one factor for his exit.
Talay, on the other hand, brought his household across the Tasman and promised to reveal the club loyalty, stating on arrival: “Im here for the long run. Im not here to utilize Wellington Phoenix as a stepping stone.”
Whether he will have the ability to resist an offer from Victory remains to be seen, with interest from the club in early front-runner Popovic cooling somewhat.
In addition to being a more costly option, Perth Glory incumbent Popovic would be eager to integrate his sons, Gabriel and Kristian, into the Victory squad as part of a bundle offer.
That specification presents a stumbling block for Victory, who would likewise need to stump up in excess of $750,000 to tempt Popovic east.
Former Melbourne Heart and Brisbane Roar coach Aloisi, who stays a strong competitor for the Adelaide United job, is also in the mix.