Tasman United

Head Coach & Director of Football

2019 - 2020

In July 2019 Ibrom signed a one year contract to lead Tasman United in the ISPS Handa National Premiership the top tier of football in New

Zealand.  Ibrom was tasked with developing all aspects of the club from academy up to first team.  Ibrom would be one of only ten national league coaches working at the highest level of the game in New Zealand. 


Ibrom achieved many highlights whilst at Tasman United including taking the franchise to it's highest finish in franchise history


Ibrom in action against Auckland City


Tasman team huddle prior to taking on Auckland City

History Makers

Relive the greatest day in Tasman United's History defeating Auckland City for the first time in 49 games and 27 months

 A number of highlights took place under Ibrom's tenure at Tasman United including defeating Auckland City and Team Wellington for the first time in franchise history.  This was followed up with a huge win over Eastern Suburbs (last season's National Champions) and the biggest win in franchise history over Southern United 5nil.

Highlights of Tasman United defeating last seasons National Champs Eastern Suburbs

Tasman making franchise history with their biggest win over Southern United 5nil

Bringing the Locals Home


Locally born Captain Fox Slotemaker returned to the club and would go on to play a pivotal role in the team both on and off the pitch

Billy Scott and Corey Brown returned to Nelson to represent the franchise

A number of locally born players were brought to the franchise for the first time this included Corey Brown who was drafted by the Vancouver Whitecaps in the MLS and also Billy Scott who had won the National League Title with Team Wellington.

Cultivating Youth & Internationals 


Jesse Randall New Zealand U17 player would be number of young players given game time at the franchise

Ibrom continued to give young aspiring footballers the platform to showcase themselves on the national stage.  This resulted in one of the youngest squads in the national league with over 15 players receiving their debut in games against the likes of Auckland City and Team Wellington.  The academy link was established with up and coming academy players training in the first team environment.


New Caledonia International Jean-Philippe Saiko ended up top goalscorer with 9 goals in 15 games

Ibrom would field the youngest team in franchise history in their final fixture versus Hamilton Wanderers a 3-3 draw with the average age being 19.6 years