Victory appoint new leader

Joe Montemurro named Melbourne Victory head coach for 2014/2015 Westfield W-League campaign.

Football Federation Victoria (FFV) is pleased to announce Joe Montemurro has been appointed coach of the Melbourne Victory Westfield W-League squad for the 2014/2015 season.

FFV has operated the Westfield W-League squad under a sub-licence agreement with Melbourne Victory since the national competition began in 2008-09.

Melbourne Victory is the reigning Westfield W-League champion, recording an impressive 2-0 grand final triumph against Brisbane Roar in February.

Montemurro replaces David Edmondson, who departed Melbourne Victory at season's end to take up the senior coaching role with FA Women's Super League team Bristol Academy Women in England.

"Joe has outstanding qualifications, a proven track record of success as a coach and a deep understanding of Victorian football at all levels," FFV Chief Executive Officer Mitchell Murphy said.

"I am particularly delighted we've chosen a home-grown Victorian coach and this appointment should send a clear message that FFV is fully committed to providing a pathway and opportunities for coaches that aspire to coach at the national level.

"I'm confident under Joe's leadership we'll give our title defence a real shake and we'll also be in a position in the very near future to announce the team's major sponsors for the 2014 season."

Montemurro, currently FFV's coach of the National Training Centre U17 squad that competes in the Sportsmart Women's Premier League, is looking forward to the challenge.

"It's a great honour to be appointed as coach of the current champions and I look forward to continuing the success that is now part of the culture in the group," Montemurro said.

Matildas defender Stephanie Catley will be captain of Melbourne Victory again next season.

Montemurro’s experience:

COACHING

  • AFC/Football Federation Australia A Licence holder
  • UEFA A Licence holder – FIGC (Federazione Italiana Giuoco Calcio)
  • UEFA PRO June 2014 –FIGC
  • Current NTC Women's Head Coach, FFV
  • Head Coach and Academy Technical Director, FC Port Moresby, Telekom National Soccer League, Papua New Guinea (OFC Champions League qualifications) – 2013
  • VPL Seniors Assistant Coach, South Melbourne FC – 2010-2012
  • Head Coach, FFV U14 Metro Senior Skilleroos – 2012
  • Coach, SAP Foundation squads, FFV – 2010-2012
  • Head Coach, FFV U14 Country – 2011
  • U21 VPL Head Coach, South Melbourne FC (champion) - 2010
  • Head Coach, North West Wanderers, Victorian Champions League – 2009-2010
  • VPL Seniors Head Coach, Coburg United (Hume City FC) – 2009
  • State League 1 Seniors Head Coach, Coburg United (Hume City FC, champion) – 2008
  • VPL Seniors Head Coach, Sunshine George Cross – 2006-2007
  • U21 VPL Head Coach, South Melbourne FC (champion) – 2003-2005
  • Head Coach, FFV Victorian U15 Country. National Championships Sydney - 2004
  • NSL Youth Head Coach, Melbourne Knights FC (Southern Division runner-up) – 2001-2003
  • U21 VPL Head Coach, Green Gully SC (runner-up) – 2001

PLAYING CAREER

  • Opitergina Treviso, Italy Lega Pro/C2 Interregionale - 1991-1995
  • Brunswick Juventus, State League Victoria – 1990
  • U.S Potenza youth team, Italy - Allievi Nazionali – 1989
  • Neuchatel Xamax youth team, Switzerland – 1989
  • Brunswick Juventus. NSL, Australia - 1986-1988

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