The Melbourne Victory have officially announced Kevin Muscat will be head coach for the next two seasons.
The appointment had been widely tipped since Ange Postecoglou was named Socceroos coach last week and completes Muscat’s nine-year climb to the top of the organisation.
The former Socceroo was the Victory’s foundation captain in the first A-League season in 2005/06 and led the side to premierships in 2007 and 2009.
Since his retirement, he has been working as an assistant coach at the club and says he believes he is well-placed to take the reins.
“I certainly believe I’m ready for it. I’m well aware of the beast I’m about to ride,” he said.
“I’ve been here long enough to know what is expected of this football club. Daresay I’m going to try and achieve that.”
Muscat had been anticipating getting the call-up ever since he found out Postecoglou was in the running for the national job and says he is confident in his ability.
“When I asked myself (whether I was ready) one more time the answer was yes,” he said
“I believe I’ve got the tools to take this club forward … so I’m looking forward to it.”