Kurz kept waiting by Adelaide chairman

14 March 2019 09:14:58 EST

Adelaide United coach Marco Kurz has been linked with a move to Brisbane Roar, as he awaits talks on his future with his own club chairman.

Kurz, whose contract is due to expire at the end of May, says he hasn't been able to speak to Piet van der Pol for four weeks.

Van der Pol had previously agreed to open talks with the German about his future at the end of February.

Brisbane appointed Darren Davies as interim coach when John Aloisi quit in December, but the club are planning a long-term appointment once the season is over.

The Roar are out of contention to make the Finals Series, whereas Kurz is on course to comfortably post a top-six finish with Adelaide.

I want to know what is the long term goal for the club, that for me is important.

Marco Kurz

With six rounds left, United are fifth and only behind fourth-placed Wellington on goal difference while Brisbane are next to bottom with just 15 points from 21 games.

Brisbane are reported to have 49-year-old Kurz on their shortlist of serious contenders, having initially had 120 applicants for the job.

He has guided Adelaide to successive FFA Cup finals since his arrival in 2017 - they beat Sydney FC to lift the trophy last year.

Kurz, who has coached the likes of 1860 Munich, Kaiserslautern, Hoffenheim and Fortuna Dusseldorf, took the Reds into the Finals Series last season.

Speaking of his future in Adelaide, he said he was still waiting for a call back from van der Pol after four weeks.

"I have a lot of points to discuss with him," added Kurz. "Not only my personal future...I want to know what is the long term goal for the club, that for me is important.

"Maybe he has another idea (for coach), it's okay, it's part of the job but I have never had this before in my long career as a player and as a coach."

Adelaide United are 12121/1 to win the Grand Final.

The Reds are 2/1 to win their next game against Perth Glory, who are 13/10 with the draw 13/5.

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