Ex-Socceroo turned A-League coach at Perth Glory Ruben Zadkovich and his colourful personality

The ex-Socceroo who allegedly punched a player, received the quickest red card in A-League history and launches into foul-mouthed tirades…and coaches the Perth Glory

Ruben Zadkovich is a modern day football renegade
Involved in recent dust up with a Perth Glory player
Glory coach equally combative in his playing days

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There is no denying Ruben Zadkovich does things his way – always has, and probably always will.

The former Socceroo turned A-League coach with Perth Glory was fortunate in the eyes of many to keep his job earlier this month following an alleged altercation with midfielder Giordano Colli on the training paddock.

Ultimately the club felt no further action was required – despite reports the fiery 36-year-old punched the young gun in the face during a five-on-five drill at their Macedonia Park base.

In his playing days, Zadkovich was just as hot-blooded.

He was once sent off inside 10 seconds when on the books of the Glory, brandished a straight red card for a lunging tackle on then Wellington Phoenix midfielder Vince Lia. 

Perth Glory coach Ruben Zadkovich was fortunate in the eyes of many to keep his job earlier this month following an alleged altercation with midfielder Giordano Colli on the training paddock

The former central midfielder earnt three Socceroos caps during his playing days

Across his career in the A-League alone, Zadkovich received an astonishing 43 yellow cards – and a further two red cards.

The hard nosed midfielder never apologised for his combative nature – he just wanted to win, whatever the circumstances.

His ruthless mentality hasn’t changed as a head coach, and it was further evident during an  A-Leagues All Access episode earlier this year.

In between words of advice and encouragement during a training session were a litany of swear words, as Zadkovich made the playing group well aware they were not meeting the standards he expects.

Zadkovich made his A-League debut with Sydney FC in 2006, before later becoming a popular figure with the Newcastle Jets.

He also enjoyed stints abroad with Derby County and Notts County.

In honour of the great Ruben Zadkovich being appointed Glory’s (interim) head coach, let’s replay one of his best moment, getting sent off after 17seconds with his first involvement off the bench. pic.twitter.com/5Zweoizkvm

— ALM (@TheRealALM) March 20, 2022

Perth travel to Victoria this weekend to face Western United in Ballarat.

The Glory haven’t won since January 21 and further heat will be applied to Zadkovich if he doesn’t land three points on the road.

Western United will be brimming with confidence after John Aloisi’s men dusted Newcastle last Saturday 3-1.

Kick-off is 5pm. 

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