Ross Aloisi with Adelaide United captain Kristy Moore | (Supplied)

After masterminding Adelaide United's season of improvement, Ross Aloisi has been appointed the Football Federation SA (FFSA) Head of Women's Football.

The position will see Aloisi the head coach of the girls National Training Centre and, importantly, continue as the head coach of the W-League team for Season 7.

In his first season with Adelaide United, the 40 year old led the side to a 3-4-5 record, amassing their highest ever points total and best W-League finish.

"I thoroughly enjoyed my recent experience with the Lady Reds," said Aloisi.

“Women’s Football in South Australia has huge potential."

"I feel I have a lot to offer and to be honest I can’t wait to start my new role with the FFSA.”

For Adelaide women's football, Aloisi's appointment is a significant one. Once a provider of players such as Dianne Alagich, Sharon Black, Kristyn Swaffer and Emma Wirkus, the program has struggled in recent years to produce Matildas with only Emma Checker currently in the senior national setup.

In recent years young players have started to once again come through including Jessica Waterhouse (U17 NT) and the most exciting prospect 15 year old Alex Chidiac, who last season took out the Player of the Year award in the Women’s Premier League.

“Significant steps were taken last season in the performance of elite pathway programs for girls and Women in South Australia," said FFSA CEO Michael Carter.

“We have some great young talent coming through our pathway programs."

"Ross has shown that he is committed to Women’s Football and we are very pleased to have him on board.”

Taking on the two roles full time has resulted in Aloisi stepping down from his position of head coach for West Adelaide in the National Premier League with former Socceroo Joel Porter announced as the new senior coach.

Ross Aloisi commences as Head of the Women's Football program on April 7.