Dario Vidosic has followed Father and Wellington Phoenix assistant coach Rado Vidosic out the door across the ditch after an alleged dispute with Head Coach Darije Kalezić. The Vidosics aren’t the first to depart the Nix already this season with Gui Finkler leaving the club earlier this month. Compounded with their form in the league (they sit in 10th with just one win) it has been a bad season for the club. Dario Vidosic, however, had been one of their best. Playing at his fourth A-League club the 30-year-old would’ve liked the same success at Wellington as he had at other clubs.
After spending a year in China and South Korea, Vidosic signed for Wellington at the beginning of the 2017-18 following in his Father’s footsteps who joined on as assistant. The moved made sense with the World Cup on the horizon but with Australia’s attack jammed in like sardine cans it never looked likely. He did get off to a great start, scoring in his first two matches but like his teammates, his form has dwindled.
- 10 matches
- 4 goals
- 9 shots on target
- 2 assists
- 9 chances created
- 214 passes
- 15 tackles won
- 17 fouls won
Western Sydney Wanderers
Vidosic signed for the Western Sydney Wanderers in 2015 after two years playing in Switzerland with FC Sion. The attacker played a vital role playing 28 of the 29 matches as the Wanderers recovered from a sluggish start to reach the 2016 Grand Final where they lost to former club Adelaide United. He found the back of the net four times including two against Sydney FC, and the goal that sent the Wanderers into the aforementioned Grand Final.
Before the 2006-07 season Dario Vidosic was just a 19-year-old with a crap blonde streak through the middle of his hair. However it didn’t take long for him to make an impact, scoring in his debut against Perth Glory and assisting the winner the next week against Newcastle Jets. Vidosic finished the season with five goals in 17 games and earned a move to Nürnberg in the Bundesliga where he spent the better part of four years.
But by far the best A-League stint in his career was his two-year spell at Adelaide United, coincidentally his longest tenure in the league. Signing from Nürnberg in 2011. He netted five times in 25 games but it was the 2012-13 where Vidosic saw his best form. His 10 goals help take Adelaide to a fourth placed finish and earned him the above move to Swiss League side FC Sion.
So now he is a free agent will Vidosic (both Dario and Rado) join a rival A-League club or try his luck once again overseas?
Assistant coach Rado Vidosic and his son playmaker Dario Vidosic are both leaving Wellington Phoenix with immediate effect @ALeague
— Jason Pine (@pineyzb) 19 December 2017
Wow – Assistant coach Rado Vidosic and his son Dario both GONE from the Wellington Phoenix.
GM David Dome on Rado’s resignation: “Over recent weeks it’s become apparent not everyone has been on the same page and the playing group has begun to be affected by this uncertainty.”
— Andrew Gourdie (@AndrewGourdie) 19 December 2017
Vidosic father & son seem to must be the most travelled duo in #ALeague.
When you have to keep moving so often, have to wonder…
Are all the clubs to blame?
Or, is it the duo?
— Dean Rosario (@DeanRosario) 19 December 2017
They’ve lost Finkler. They’ve lost Vidosic. They’ve lost the plot.
— ⚽️Tony Ising (@tonyising) 20 December 2017
— Sacha Pisani (@Sachk0) 19 December 2017