It’s been a fairy-tale season for Saad, who after being a football pundit for 10 years took charge of Olympic just a few days before the NPL season began and ended up winning the Premiership.

Come this Sunday, he is hoping to secure a historic double by leading Olympic to its first Grand Final win since 2011, when it faces long-time rivals APIA at Leichhardt Oval, Sydney.

Saad is a cult figure from his playing days with Sydney Olympic with the striker fondly remembered for his 1989-90 NSL season.

Not only did he score the goal that gained Olympic a spot in the Grand Final, his perfomance in the decider which was a 2-0 win against Marconi, earnt him the Joe Marston medal.

With organisations such as the Australian Association of Football Clubs pushing for a national second division, Saab was buzzing at the possible future that clubs like Sydney Olympic could be part of.

“Of course,” he said. “Not only it is exciting for me but it’s exciting for the club and its supporters and for any of the old National League clubs.

“They are very proud clubs and let’s not forget they set the standard of football here before the A-League.

“As a club we are trying to be more professional.

"We are giving opportunities to these youngsters to fulfil their careers and as long as we are doing our best in that scenario there has got to be a second tier sooner rather than later.”

“And trust me, football will be a lot exciting when there is promotion and relegation in the A-League and I believe the crowds will come on board if that happens.

“The former NSL clubs do have what it takes to play at a higher level. It’s just down to facilities and us here at Sydney Olympic are aiming very very high for it.”

In recent times much discussion has centred around Olympic ambitions to find a new home and CEO John Boulos said that it’s the club’s number one off field goal.

“The biggest priority of the board at the moment is facility development and creating our home for our football program to enable it to grow,” he said.

“We are currently working on a plan to develop Tempe Park and we are working closely with Inner West council.

“We are very supportive of expansion and we are very supportive of a national second tier competition, providing it’s a sustainable for long term participation that competition.

“We are actively involved in discussion around what the next level look like.

"When the game is ready to expand, both the A-League and beyond we will be a very interested party in that because we’ve got a structure that will allow us to move into that and it’s something that not only our players but our supporters want to see.

“Our supporters want to see Sydney Olympic at the top of the game.”