Melbourne Victory lock in Muscat for two more years

Melbourne Victory coach Kevin Muscat will remain at the A-League club for the next two seasons after signing a new deal.

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Melbourne Victory coach Kevin Muscat Source: Getty Images

Muscat, who replaced Ange Postecoglou as Victory coach, has 65 wins to his name from 135 A-League matches and has guided his side to two grand final appearances as well as Championship, Premiers' Plate and FFA Cup success.

"I'm obviously very pleased to be able to lead the club for a further two seasons and I'm honoured the board has given me that opportunity," Muscat said.

"I'm excited about what is ahead and can assure our members and fans that we will continually be looking at ways to deliver the best outcomes for the club.

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"My mind is on the here and now, to deliver the best results in the two competitions we're involved in. The standards at this club are extremely high and we will be looking to deliver success this year."

Victory currently sit fourth on the A-League ladder after 22 games, and third in AFC Champions League Group F, level on points with second-placed Ulsan Hyundai with two matches remaining.

"Kevin has shown that he's an excellent coach and we're delighted to secure him for the next two seasons," Melbourne Victory chairman Anthony Di Pietro said.

"This process involved a considered review of the football department, to ascertain ways in which we can not only improve, but also deliver better outcomes and give us the best chance to achieve sustained success.

"We identified that we would benefit from an increased level of support around the Head Coach, to enable an even more targeted and focused approach to list management and recruitment, as well as increasing integration between our youth and senior programs.

"We will be looking to add resources around Kevin and we will keep our members and fans informed as this unfolds. In the interim though, our focus is on achieving the best results in the A-League and Champions League."




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Published 15 March 2018 at 1:56pm
Source: SBS The World Game