Signing news: Reds appoint new W-League boss

Adelaide United have revealed that Ivan Karlović will be the new coach of the club's Westfield W-League side for the 2017/18 season.

Karlović has been with the Reds for a number of years working with both the Youth and Women’s sides.

“It’s a great opportunity and obviously I’m very thankful for the club for trusting me with this important role,” Karlović said.

“Hopefully we can continue on from the solid season last year and keep on improving. 

"We'll have many goals throughout the season, but of course it's about looking to make the finals for the first time in the history of the club."

Karlović was formerly boss at PS4 NPL club MetroStars, leading them to the 2014 National Premier League (NPL) of South Australia, as well as the National NPL Championship the same year. 

A former defender, Karlović amassed 44 appearances in the National Soccer League with Adelaide City and Sydney Olympic, before joining MetroStars in 2004 – serving as the club captain from 2006 to 2010.

Karlović revealed the type of playing style he will be looking to implement during his time in charge.

“I like to play an attacking, organised brand of football that hopefully excites the spectators,” he said.

“But more importantly a style of football that gets results and brings us some more success to the side.”