Sydney Olympic FC have announced the appointment of Jose Francisco Molina as the clubs first ever International Football Ambassador.
Molina is a Spanish retired footballer who played as a goalkeeper. Eleven years of his extensive professional career were spent at Atlético Madrid and Deportivo de La Coruña, where he won a total of five titles. Over 14 seasons, he appeared in 415 La Liga matches. Molina has an extensive coaching career, including coaching a career with Villarreal, Indian Super League side ATK and in July 2018, Molina was appointed as sporting director of the Royal Spanish Football Federation.
Part of Molina’s role will involve liaising with Technical Directors, mentoring coaches, creating partnerships with overseas clubs, identifying young talent overseas for opportunities at Sydney Olympic and overseeing the general direction of football within the club.
“We are proud to announce the appointment of Jose Molina as the clubs first International Football Ambassador. His work with football internationally speaks for itself and this will not only create great opportunities and pathways for Sydney Olympic and Australian football but will add immense value to the proposed National Second Division” Sydney Olympic FC President, Damon Hanlin, told The Greek Herald.
Molina arrived last week in Belmore and has already begun his work within the club.