Adelaide United Make Major Appointment Ahead Of New Season

Adelaide United‘s women’s and men’s teams have both enjoyed huge success in 2020/21, but their announcement of Vito Basile (pictured above, photo via Adelaide United FC) as new Head of Football at the club shows that the South Australian side are going all out for even greater success next season.

Adelaide United have today announced the appointment of Vito Basile as the Club’s new Head of Football across both their W-League and A-League sides.

Basile arrives at South Australia’s top club with a wealth of football experience, having worked within the national team programs and with some of Australia’s best footballers for the past decade.

Prior to joining the Reds, Basile held key positions with Football Australia, playing a pivotal role in managing male and female high performance programs, including the Socceroos and the Matildas competing at major tournaments.

Between 2014 and 2021, Basile was Football Australia’s Women’s National Performance Manager, leading the Matildas’ operations and preparation for the 2015 and 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup campaigns and the 2016 Summer Olympics.

He also spent time as the Men’s National Teams Manager and as an Assistant Team Manager with the Socceroos during the 2014 and 2018 FIFA World Cups as well as the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup.

Speaking on his appointment, Basile said: “I’m excited to commence this new challenge at Adelaide United as Head of Football.

“I’ve worked in football for a long time and have a sound understanding of the high performance standards, operations, and administrative aspects involved in the game.

“As a proud South Australian, I’ve closely supported both the men’s and women’s teams since their establishment all those years ago and I want to thank the Club for the faith and trust they’ve shown me already.  

“I’m looking forward to working with all stakeholders to further enhance and to build on the previous strong foundations that have been laid at Adelaide United”.

Adelaide United Chief Executive Officer, Nathan Kosmina, said: “Vito brings extensive football pedigree to our Head of Football role.

“We’re bringing in a respected and knowledgeable football person who has been to a combined four FIFA World Cups and a Confederations Cup, as well as an Olympic Games.

“Vito’s role will encompass oversight of our entire football operation, including A-League, W-League, and youth teams.

“His understanding of high performance football environments is immense and his appointment will take our programs to the next level, as we build on the successes of the past 12 months.”

Ben Gilby writes for Beyond90, Australia’s leading independent women’s football platform. Visit

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