Sinisa is back as Senior Coach for his fourth year with Alamein FC and is hungry for silverware after finals appearances in the three previous years.
Sinisa brings a wealth of playing and coaching experience to Alamein Football Club (AFC). His playing career began in his home country of Serbia where he made the senior team of Radniki Nis in the first division. Later, after migrating to Australia he played for Heidelberg United in the National Soccer League. He then became a football nomad taking on professional stints in both Serbia and Poland before returning to finish his playing career in Australia with various Victorian Premier League and State League clubs.
Sinisa has various coaching qualifications with his most recent being the AFC/FFA/UEFA A licence and the FFA Conditioning Licence. He has coached a variety of junior and senior teams since 2005 with his most recent senior experiences being with Ballarat Red Devils in 2013 (SL 2 N/W), Ashburton Women’s S.C. (WPL) in 2014 and Ashburton United (WPL) in 2015. In 2016 Sinisa coached Alamein FC, one of the 8 inaugural teams in the newly formed Victorian Women's National Premier League.
Sinisa’s coaching style engenders an attacking and entertaining brand of football which is calculated to create a high number of goal scoring opportunities. It is a possession based game of “Effective Football” with high tempo short passing and good movement which aims to dominate possession and control the game. When not in control of the ball he expects the team to press hard aiming to win back possession and quickly transition into attack. This approach requires total commitment from players and to facilitate the learning experience at training Sinisa plans and prepares each training session well in advance.
In the last four years with both Ashburton and Alamein teams the players have assimilated Sinisa’s approach. In 2015 Ashburton United finished second on the Women’s Premier league ladder after an unbeaten stretch of 12 matches leading into the finals. In 2016 Sinisa took the newly formed Alamein SC to second place on the NPLW ladder and into the finals. In 2017 and 2018 Sinisa again coached Alamein FC into the NPLW top 4, but the team was unfortunately unsuccessful in their elimination final against Galaxy United (2017) and South Melbourne (2018).