2019/20 Melbourne Victory Thread

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giggler99

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This is from some Greek newspaper that seem to have connections with the club.


Arthur Papas is the favourite front runner for the Melbourne Victory job | Neos Kosmos
Elias Donoudis

The smiles returned at the Victory camp after Saturday’s emphatic victory over Perth Glory (4-0).
According to a leading player of the Melbourne team, “It is time now to decide on the coach who will lead Victory to the top, because the recent positions on the ladder do not match the dynamics of the team and also don’t match the history that made the team famous in the new national league.”

The big favourite for the leading role is 40-year-old Greek-Australian Arthur Papas.
As Neos Kosmos published last Thursday, the relatively young coach is Victory’s first choice and according to our sources, both sides have had three “online interactions” where details were discussed, allowing the expatriate coach to form some good impressions and gain the trust of the team.

TALKS WILL RESUME ON MONDAY NIGHT
According to our trusted sources, there will be new talks between Papas and Victory’s Anthony Di Pietro, scheduled for tonight and may be the last before an official announcement.
Papas is currently part of the coaching team of the Japanese champions Yokohama FM and a close associate and assistant of Ange Postecoglou.

GATHERING INFORMATION
In the last few days Victory’s people have been gathering information about Papas and talking to people who have worked with him previously.
One being the general manager of the Oakleigh Cannons Akis Ionnas, who knows Papas well as he coached the Cannons twice, leading them to their first ever state final.
Akis Ionnas politely avoided telling Neos Kosmos what exactly was discussed with the people of Victory but offered his well wishes.
“I wish Arthur good luck. He deserves the position,” he said.

Victory however got their initial information about the possible future coach from Postecoglou, who on a training front knows Papas better than anyone else.
Papas could not be reached for comment Saturday night due to a Yokohama game.
A person from his close circle told Neos Kosmos:
“Basically, Victory made the first contact with Arthur to see if he was interested in the position of head coach. He did not take the first step himself as he is happy with the position he now has next to Ange Postecoglou. He accepted, however, with pleasure to follow the whole process of getting to know the team.
From what I know personally, what he is most concerned about at the moment is Yokohama.”

JOHN ALOISI
It is worth mentioning that another one of Victory’s choices is Socceroos veteran and former Brisbane Roar mentor John Alois, who excelled as a footballer but has little experience as a coach in his career.
But you never know…
Especially in football, where surprises are common.


Looks like only formalities left before Papas is signed imo.
 
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If the club approached Papas first rather than the other way that means they are impressed by his CV and are just going through the formalities before signing! Ange would have played a big part in encouraging the club to approach him imo.

Aloisi can go back to coaching the youths if he wants to come back to the club!
 

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Former Sweden, Celtic, Barca & Man Utd striker Henrik Larsson did throw his hat in the ring for the Melbourne Victory job. Previously in charge of Helsingborgs in his homeland, but Victory weren't interested.
 

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Nabbout joining Glory, Donachie to Jets, confirm Victory | The World Game

Interim coach Grant Brebner has confirmed the Australia international will be joining Perth Glory at the end of the 2019-20 season.
Nabbout, a Victory youth team product who made his A-League debut at the club in 2012, returned to Melbourne last year following a stint in Japan with Urawa Red Diamonds.
The 27-year-old has made 21 appearances for Victory in what has been a forgettable campaign for the club, which is languishing second-last on the ladder going into Wednesday's match.
Brebner confirmed to reporters on Tuesday the Wanderers game will be Nabbout and defender James Donachie's last for the club, with Donachie set to join the Newcastle Jets.
Brebner lauded both for their professionalism over the past two months in playing out the campaign for Victory despite their impending moves.
"They've been very good for me personally, and the football club over their period at the club, and we'll see what happens in the future," he said.
The Glory will be Nabbout's third A-League club having spent just under two years at the Jets between June 2016 and March 2018.

 

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Yep Aloisi apparently getting the gig.
Not sure what to think on this one.

Again feels like we did a "worldwide search: but could only land a candidate out of work identical to Kurz situation.
 

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