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Judge us on actions: new Roar boss

AAP logoAAP 19/08/2016 Vince Rugari

Brisbane Roar's new managing director admits there's nothing he can say that can placate the A-League club's tired fans who have heard it all before.

Instead, Mark Kingsman wants the new management - and controversial owners, the Bakrie Group - to be judged on their actions in rebuilding the three-time champions after months of off-field turmoil.

Kingsman, the chief executive of East Coast Car Rentals, has replaced the sacked Daniel Cobb at the helm of the Roar, and says he's had "two months' worth of conversations in two days" as he assesses the club's position.

He insists stability is on the way, but if nobody in Brisbane's orange army believes him - after a litany of missed deadlines and broken promises - he knows why.

"I understand why they're restless and upset," Kingsman told AAP.

"There is nothing I am going to be able to say right now that is going to convince them of anything different, to this being just another story.

"What we need to do is sit down and start showing things are happening, and that they're happening at a speed that suits the club moving forward."

The Bakries - who had agreed to sell the club to Cobb, only to show him the door two months later - have committed to funding the Roar for the long term, Kingsman says.

What that means for a local consortium interested in buying the club, as well as reports of possible Chinese interest, is unclear.

But the Indonesians will provide an instant injection of cash to cover for the shortfalls in revenue that have built up in the off-season, as well as sending a financial officer to be based in Brisbane fulltime.

The Roar's long-awaited move to Ballymore is also locked in.

Kingsman has made a cut-price deal with the Queensland Rugby Union that will move their training base to the Herston venue but not their administrative headquarters.

Roar staff will instead work out of offices in Logan, which is a significant saving compared with the $300,000 deal Cobb had initially struck.

Coach John Aloisi's men should be training at Ballymore from Monday onwards.

"That's the first delivery," Kingsman said.

"We need to continue with that, we need to start concentrating on making sure we have the right team in place."

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