Guillermo Amor departs Adelaide United

Guillermo Amor departs Adelaide United

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Adelaide United have announced that head coach Guillermo Amor will be departing the club effective immediately.

The news comes in the wake of a 1-0 defeat to Jiangsu Suning on Tuesday night, which saw the Reds exit the Asian Champions League and conclude a forgettable 2016-17 campaign.

Amor initially came to Adelaide as a technical director alongside Josep Gombau, ultimately taking over the team in the wake of his fellow Spaniard’s departure at the beginning of the 2015-16 campaign.

Despite it being the Barcelona veteran’s first coaching position at the senior level, under Amor, the Reds would turn around an early season slump to claim both the Premiers Plate and A-League championship.

The fairy tale run would not last, however, with Adelaide quickly brought down to earth during the 2016-17 season, recording just five wins from 27 outings and narrowly avoiding the wooden spoon.

“The club would like to thank Guillermo for his diligence and hard work during his time with us, as well as guiding us to our long-awaited Championship in front of a packed Adelaide Oval last year,” read a statement released by United.

Adelaide has confirmed that the search is already underway for Amor’s replacement and have put a deadline of mid-June in place to find new coaching personnel.

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