Di Pietro: Bold decisions were required, and were made


Melbourne Victory Chairman Anthony Di Pietro believes the right people are in place to get Victory’s season back on track.

Di Pietro was speaking to over 1,200 people at a Victory in Business luncheon at Crown Palladium on Friday afternoon.

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Di Pietro addressed the mid-season decision to replace Marco Kurz with Carlos Salvachua.

“Frustratingly, we found ourselves pressing the reset button once again,” Di Pietro said.

“These last few months have confirmed our belief that we don’t sit back and hope everything is going to work out okay.

“Bold decisions were required, and were made.”

Di Pietro backed Salvachua and Grant Brebner to get Victory’s season back on track.

“It’s clear when you walk through our club’s doors, our Head Coach Carlos Salvachua and Assistant Coach Grant Brebner understand what it means to be Victory.

“They know they’ve got a big job ahead but they make no excuses, they know all about respect, hard work and meticulous planning.”

Di Pietro took the opportunity to throw his support behind the joint-Australia/New Zealand Women’s World Cup bid.

“The football federations of Australia and New Zealand have joined together as one to submit a historic co-confederation bid to host the Women’s World Cup in 2023.

“This is an incredible opportunity to showcase our country and women’s football to the world.

“To Chris [Nikou] and the FFA, best wishes and fingers crossed we can get this one over the line.”

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