Broich, an A-League legend following his seven years at Brisbane Roar, will begin transitioning into the next phase of his career at City. 

The 36-year-old has been involved in recent training sessions with John Kosmina's men, with the club set to support him as he earns his coaching badges in Germany. 

In return, the dual Johnny Warren Medalist will help shape the club's football department and culture as they set out to one day become an A-League club. 

“This has been a truly exciting few weeks for me, finding my feet, as I start the journey for the next phase of my football career," Broich said. 

“It has been a real thrill to engage with so many talented kids in nightly coaching sessions from Brisbane City’s Academy, NPL teams and joining a session alongside John Kosmina’s first team.

“The technical and coaching staff at Brisbane City are some of the best I have seen and I am really looking forward to be able to contribute to the growth of junior skills and technical development at the club and across the wider game in Australia.

“Later this month I will be running a number of special clinics and camps at Brisbane City before heading off to Germany sometime in September to commence my initial UEFA coaching certifications.

“Early next year I will return to continue contributing as part of the coaching team at Brisbane City as we head into another season of the NPL and just in time for the conclusion of the next A-League season.

“I will continue to travel between Australia and Germany over the next few years as I gradually complete all of my coaching qualifications and being part of the coaching team at Brisbane City each time I am in Australia.”

A-League bid Chairman Robert Cavallucci said: “Thomas’s exceptional footwork is matched by an exceptional football brain, and I am thrilled that the boys and girls of Brisbane City will experience the benefits of his extraordinary career.”

“I am equally thrilled that as a club, Brisbane City is able to support Thomas as his career takes a new path.

“Brisbane City at its core is a family club that is connected to its community. I feel Thomas is already part of our family because for a long time he has been a part of our football community.

“We look forward to supporting Thomas over the next two years with his coaching journey, we thank him for his contribution to Australian football and look forward to how Brisbane City can partner with Thomas if our own football journey continues all the way into the A-League.”