Victory finally have a winner in Head Coach search

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It was third time lucky for Melbourne Victory in the 2019/20 A-League season to find a Head Coach.

With the announcement made earlier in the week that former championship player Grant Brebner being appointed the role, the right decision may finally have been made.

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Earlier this year, The Football Sack tried to convince you that Kevin Muscat was Melbourne Victory’s answer.

Nearly six months down the track, the club has decided that caretaker coach Carlos Salvachua was not the right fit for the job, but in fact it is Grant Brebner. While some may think the appointment was as easy as searching meilleurs casinos en ligne français to find the best online casino, the process was tedious – especially in a time where the club was also dealing with the effects of COVID-19.

With Tricia Mifsud’s second and third preferences in the article just as on point as someone’s luck with gambling360 casino games, Arthur Papas and John Aloisi were said to be top candidates for the job along with Brebner who was made interim coach until the decision was finalised.

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Brebner has a rich history with the club and is familiar with being a part of a successful Victory side having won two Championships with the club, spending six years in Victory’s academy setup and furtherly, assisted Salvachua.

While Brebner was not in most fan’s immediate thoughts for being a suitable replacement, it is quite obvious as to why Victory have put their belief in the man who has a strong coaching philosophy.

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He has focused on aspects other than the physical performance of the side in the hope to fix a tarnished reputation inflicted on the club in the 2019/20 A-League season. A side with such high expectation finished the season second-last on the table.

It’s not just a physical game and that’s what fans may have failed to understand particularly this season. In an environment that consistently saw losses, players unavailable due to injury and changes in the head coach – there was no stability.

A team must want to win and be in a club where the environment supports this goal.

Since stepping in as interim coach, Brebner has focused on re-establishing expectations, core values and the club’s high-performance culture.

Only a man who was around during the time where such components of a club were highly prioritised will understand what it will take to return the club to a similar environment.

Brebner has wasted no time in developing players and working on future recruitment processes again knowing the strengths and weaknesses of the side and where there needs to be an obvious improvement.

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While it may be common practice for football sides around the world to recruit a head coach with no previous affiliation to the club, someone who has been involved with the club in various positions has a good chance to create relationships with players and staff and determine a game plan that’s successful.

The real test will come next season when it becomes clear is Brebner can return Victory back to the winning side the fans want, and the rest of the league somewhat expect.

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