Football Federation Australia have today named Newcastle Jets new head coach and assistant coach.
Scott Miller who has just recently left his role as assistant coach at English Championship club Fulham FC has been named Newcastle’s head coach. The role of assistant coach has been given to Jean-Paul de Marigny, fresh from winning the A-League championship and premiership with Melbourne Victory also as assistant coach. Both have signed two year contracts.
“Scott is an incredibly driven young Australian coach, who set off for England on a one-way ticket almost a decade ago and spent seven years in the English Premier League working with world-class players and managers,” said Head of A-League Damien de Bohun.
“He has shown the FFA Technical Staff that he has the right qualities, philosophies, qualifications and experience to take the step up to a Head Coach role and I’m delighted he’s been secured for Newcastle Jets.
“Jean-Paul brings vast knowledge of Australian football and the Hyundai A-League, and like Scott has excellent qualifications and experience. Together, they make a compelling combination for the Jets.”
Miller identified the clubs transition from its troubled ownership as an opportunity not to miss.
“It’s the right time and the right place for me,” said Miller. “I jumped at this wonderful opportunity to take the next step in my coaching career as Head Coach at a club that’s making a new beginning.
“I’ve heard a lot about the long and proud history of this football region and its passionate fans. Football clubs exist to bring joy to the people and that’s a driving force in my thinking.”