Melbourne Victory appoint Patrick Kisnorbo as A-League men’s head coach

Melbourne Victory appoint Patrick Kisnorbo as A-League men’s head coach

Melbourne Victory is pleased to announce that Patrick Kisnorbo will become the club’s Isuzu UTE A-League head coach.

The 43-year-old joins the Club on a three-year contract, until the end of the 2026/27 Men’s A-League season.

Originally from Melbourne, Kisnorbo comes to Victory after a decorated playing career internationally and in Australia, including 18 appearances as a Socceroo. Kisnorbo’s transition into a coaching role has seen early success as a Championship and Premiership winning coach in the men’s A-League competition, along with a stint coaching overseas which provided him with invaluable experience.

Melbourne Victory president John Dovaston said Kisnorbo will instil his knowledge, experience and will to win into Victory.

“We are delighted to welcome Patrick to Melbourne Victory as the new A-League Men’s Head Coach,” Dovaston said.

“As we moved forward in the process of securing our new men’s head coach, it became clear that Patrick was the candidate best positioned to build on the foundation established by the Club over the past three seasons.

“While many of our members may have never imagined Patrick leading our boys in blue, he has grown up in football and the experiences he has had at both national and international level make him the best candidate for the position.” .

“He has gone from player to head coach and has had early success in the A-League with hard work, discipline and respect. It is that experience, his knowledge of the players, the landscape of the game and his history with the ups and downs of the game that has led to his appointment.

“Patrick knows what Melbourne Victory means to this league and to Victoria and understands the responsibility and weight of leading this great club along with our expectations of winning titles.”

Melbourne Victory CEO Caroline Carnegie said Kisnorbo’s appointment marks the beginning of an exciting new era for the Club.

“After an extensive recruitment process, it became clear that Patrick was the best option for Melbourne Victory moving forward,” Carnegie said.

“Patrick has spent almost a decade developing his coaching work in a variety of roles with youth, women’s and men’s teams and success has followed him on his journey throughout Australia.

“As a Club, we want to play an attacking style of football that excites our fans and this was the most important thing we had in mind throughout the search process. It is clear that Patrick’s coaching style and football methodology, coupled with his experience within and within the A-League, are well positioned to deliver what our fans want to see.

“Patrick will do so with the continued support of our existing football department, who will remain with the Club in a bid to drive Melbourne Victory to more titles.”

Melbourne Victory men’s head coach Patrick Kisnorbo said he was looking forward to the challenge of bringing success to the club.

“I am incredibly humbled and humbled to be named head coach of Melbourne Victory,” Kisnorbo said.

“The Club has a rich history, an expectation of success, not to mention an incredibly passionate and loyal fan base, one that I have admired for so long and want to be proud of and achieve success.

“Major pillars have been established in the Club’s Men’s A-League and Academy programs in recent years and I am looking to set the bar even higher for every player and staff member who takes to the field wearing the Melbourne badge. Victory. his chest.

“Our brand of football will reflect what is expected of Melbourne Victory teams. We will be bold and brave, we will play fast, attacking football and I will have my team ready for any challenge that comes our way.

Kisnorbo’s first match will be against Northern New South Wales National Premier League side Lambton Jaffas in the Australian Cup when the men’s A-League team returns to training on Wednesday, July 10.

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