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Roar urged to send Thomas Broich out as a winner

Thomas Broich of the Brisbane Roar.
Thomas Broich of the Brisbane Roar. ALBERT PEREZ

BRISBANE coach John Aloisi has urged his Roar side to reward departing star Thomas Broich with a fourth A-League championship.

Broich will leave the club at the end of this season after seven years of stellar service.

With Aloisi currently unable to guarantee the 36-year-old playmaker a contract for next season, Broich is looking elsewhere to continue his decorated career, much to the dismay of fans who felt more should have been done to keep the two-time Johnny Warren Medallist in Brisbane.

"I would have loved to have been able to work out something that would have kept Thomas here until the end of his playing days," Aloisi said.

"But I understand him wanting an answer now rather than waiting until the end of the season to find out what future he had here."

Aloisi said the salary cap made it tough for all A-League clubs, and hoped its days were numbered.

"We shouldn't be restricted in our attempts to keep guys like Thomas at the Roar for the rest of his career," he said.

"He's been so good for the Roar, and for me as a coach. He's like a coach that's on the field during games, and it's the same at training with the way he works with players and mentors them."

 

Brisbane Roar star Thomas Broich.
Brisbane Roar star Thomas Broich. DAN PELED

It is why Aloisi remains keen for Broich to return to the club once he retires to be part of the Roar's coaching set-up.

But for now, Aloisi wants his German marquee man and the rest of the Roar squad to focus on the task of becoming the first club to win an A-League championship from outside the top two.

Brisbane's finals campaign starts on Friday night when it hosts the Western Sydney Wanderers in a sudden-death encounter at Suncorp Stadium.

"What a way it would be for Thomas to finish his Roar career with another title," Aloisi said.

"I hope there's a big crowd there to watch him and the rest of the team. The support from the stands will be very important."

Broich said helping the Roar to a fourth A-League title in seven years would be the "ultimate goodbye".

"I will give my everything to achieve that," Broich said.

"For me, there are only a few more games to play for the Roar, and I'll just fight like a lion.

"On Friday the focus is playing the Wanderers and hopefully progressing to the second week of the finals."

News Corp Australia

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