The decision came following a meeting of the Club’s Board on the weekend, where it was clear a decision to relieve John Aloisi of the Head Coach role was in the Club’s best interests.
“John has been an absolute professional at our Club; as an inaugural player, as a coach of our National Youth League side and as Head Coach of our Hyundai A-League team,” Chairman Peter Sidwell said.
“No one can question his professionalism while at Melbourne Heart FC, nor his significant contribution to this Club since its inception. I have spoken with John and he was gracious and understood the Club’s decision.
“We have the greatest respect for the commitment he made to Melbourne Heart FC and the dignified manner in which he has carried himself through a difficult period.
“We wish John and his family the best for the future and thank him for his valuable contribution to our Club.”
Team training will continue as scheduled this week and be taken by existing coaches within the football department until the appointment of an interim Head Coach.
The Club is likely to finalise this appointment in advance of next Sunday’s match away to Central Coast Mariners.