Photos (Top to Bottom): Nick Harrison, Glenorchy Knights coach, in conversation with South Hobart coach Ken Morton last Sunday; Anthony Grundy is Glenorchy Knights' new assistant coach; Romeo Frediani is back at the helm of Tilford Zebras; Andrew Brown has been retained by Clarence United; George Krambousanos will be in charge of New Town Eagles for a third year in a row, ignoring the famous Bela Guttman's advice that 'a third year is fatal'; Chris Hey will be seeking to consolidate at Olympia Warriors; Brett Pullen (left) is in charge at Beachside after Nathan Robinson (right) relinquished the position [PlessPix]
It seems as if Kingborough Lions United are the only Premier League side still to name their senior coach for the 2011 season.
The club are expected to name their supremo soon, so watch this space.
Champions South Hobart will again be coached by Ken Morton, the Forestry Tasmania Southern Premier League coach-of-the-year for 2010.
Morton has just returned from the UK, where he introduced a party of youngsters to life at Manchester United and also established links with other clubs such as Newcastle United.
Some of the boys even met Wayne Rooney in the car park at one of United’s training grounds.
There will be more on this story later.
Runners-up Tilford Zebras have reappointed Romeo Frediani, a former ex-player who cut his teeth as a coach in the Premier League last season.
The club has also appointed former senior coach Nick Lapolla as its coaching director.
Glenorchy Knights’ coach in 2011 will be Nick Harrison, and his assistant will be senior player Anthony Grundy.
Clarence have stuck with Andrew Brown, but the club’s director of coaching Franco Previdi is taking a break until January before making a decision about whether he will continue in the role next season.
George Krambousanos will again be in charge of New Town Eagles. It will be his third straight year with the club.
Olympia, who survived in the Premier League by the skin of their teeth in 2010, will have Chris Hey at the helm again as they continue his program of rejuvenation.
Their new headquarters and artificial pitch will be a huge talking point in 2011 and it will be fascinating to see how the club performs.
Newcomers Beachside will be coached by Brett Pullen, who has vast playing experience.
Life in the top flight is always tough for promoted teams and this assignment will test Pullen’s mettle.