Ernie Merrick has succeeded in the remit of installing a new style at the Wellington Phoenix: now, the challenge is to find consistency
Graham Arnold is Sydney FC’s ninth coach in ten seasons, but is the most sensible choice yet – a respected, experienced coach with a winning pedigree
Perth Glory have recruited heavily and look set to play a 4-4-2 diamond, meaning they are one of the more intriguing and unpredictable sides this season.
Phil Stubbins has a tough job as the new Newcastle Jets coach, asked to mould a new-look squad into a competitive unit
Melbourne Victory have recruited strongly over the off-season, and Kevin Muscat has adapted to his revamped squad by adjusting their formation and system.
Melbourne Heart may have transformed into a new-look Melbourne City, but their tactics and approach will be very familiar
Phil Moss ensured solidity at the Central Coast Mariners despite the departure of Graham Arnold, and this is now his opportunity to make the side his own
Brisbane Roar will defend their A-League title in the same way they won it, with their monopolisation of possession
If Josep Gombau’s first season at Adelaide United was about revolution, this year is firmly about evolution.
Even after only three games in charge, Ange Postecoglou’s footballing footprint is clearly imprinted upon the new-look Socceroos.