Melbourne Victory has boosted its coaching ranks, with the highly experienced Jean-Paul de Marigny joining the club as Kevin Muscat’s Assistant Coach.
de Marigny was most recently the coach of New South Wales Premier League side Marconi Stallions and has also had stints at the Newcastle Jets and Sydney United Football Club, as well as being an assistant coach for the Australian Under 17s side in 2007 and 2008.
Muscat said de Marigny was a welcome addition to his coaching staff.
“I am thrilled to be able to have Jean-Paul join us as an assistant coach and I’m very much looking forward to having him commence as soon as possible,” Muscat said.
“Jean-Paul will be a great addition to our team and I know the players and the staff will benefit enormously from having him at the club.
“We’ve essentially been a man down since Ange’s (Postecoglou) departure and the entire coaching team have done a superb job assisting me in these past few weeks, but we certainly needed an extra pair of hands. We are all very much looking forward to working with Jean-Paul for the remainder of this A-League season, as well as in the lead up to our upcoming Asian Champions League qualifying campaign.”
The 49-year-old Australian has coached and helped develop several high-profile Australian players during his coaching tenures, including Mile Jedinak, James Holland, Dean Bouzanis and Nicky Carle, to name just a few.
de Marigny said he was thrilled to be returning to the Hyundai A-League coaching scene.
“I am very excited about coming to Melbourne and working with the biggest club in Australia,” de Marigny said.
“Kevin and I have already had in-depth discussions about what this role will entail and given the excellent state of the club’s squad and the high calibre of players on the list, I have no doubt the club is primed for success and I look forward to being part of that.”
de Marigny will start in his new role with Melbourne Victory on Monday, December 2.