After a long and extensive search, Melbourne Victory have finally appointed their new manager in former Adelaide United coach Marco Kurz.
Kurz brings already experience to the club and I for one can’t wait to see how he takes this club further and brings in some more amazing talent. Kurz led Adelaide to a top 4 finish and a semi final berth against the 2019 Premiers Perth Glory.
Although going down to Glory in penalties, Kurz was ultimately proud just to get the home side to extra-time and to give the Perth fans a shake in their boots.
Kurz has already shown he can make a successful team work under a salary cap budget and last season’s efforts is proof of that.
Craig Goodwin was brought back home and produced 10 goals and 9 assists! That’s a huge turn around for his career as he was getting very minimal game time in the Netherlands.
This is the kind of transformation we need out of some of our players.
The signing of Keisuke Honda last season had the league in a buzz but the injury he sustained in November made it very hard for Honda to bounce back to his best. Although producing 7 goals and 7 assists, for our marquee man Victory fans expected more, especially considering the hype that followed Honda and all the international attention he brought to the A-league.
Enter Ola Toivenen, a Swedish striker who said at the start of the season he would not be a 10 plus goal scorer.
15 goals and 4 assists and next to Victory medalist and captain Leigh Broxham, easily our best player of the year.
This is where I’m excited, we can now find some quality to link up with Ola and I am very excited for the changes to the structure ahead.
Time to get back to where we should be, at the top.
Welcome to the Vuck Marco.
Written by Tanner Coad