Head Coach recruitment process announcement


Melbourne Victory Football Club has officially commenced the recruitment process to appoint its next Head Coach of the Senior Men’s team.

A five-person selection panel is now in place and consists of:

  • Anthony Di Pietro – Chairman, Melbourne Victory  
  • Trent Jacobs – CEO, Melbourne Victory 
  • Paul Trimboli – GM Football Operations, Melbourne Victory 
  • Rob Sherman – Technical Director, Football Federation Australia
  • Mark Bresciano – Former Socceroo

The selection process will commence from today, with the final decision to be ultimately endorsed by the Victory Board.

Chairman Anthony Di Pietro is very pleased with the selection panel and stressed the importance of the appointment for the football club and its long-term future.

“We have assembled a quality selection panel, who will run a thorough recruitment process considering both internal and external views, which we believe is important,” said Di Pietro.

“Led by our CEO Trent Jacobs and GM Football Paul Trimboli, the panel will guide us to ensure we appoint a candidate that meets the values and expectations of our club.

“Mark Bresciano and of course Paul Trimboli are both former Socceroos who know what is required to build a successful football culture, and provide the panel firsthand knowledge and experience with the on-field performance requirements for the role.

“Rob Sherman is one of the most experienced technical directors and coach educators in the country, and from his time at Victory, he understands our playing philosophy. We are delighted to have him involved with the process.

“The person appointed to the role will ultimately be accountable for delivering exceptional football results that will drive our vision of leading the way on-and-off the field and we’re excited about taking the next step at Melbourne Victory”.

The Club will provide updates as they become available.