Popovic appoints Assistant Coaches

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Melbourne Victory is pleased to announce A-League Head Coach, Tony Popovic, has finalised the appointment of his two Assistant Coaches for the 2021/22 season.

Former Serie A player and previous Head Coach of Apololonia Fier, Fabrizio Cammarata, and highly-regarded Australian coach, Luciano Trani, most recently of Sint-Truidense in the Belgian top flight, have been appointed as Assistant Coaches for the upcoming season.

Cammarata has coached in Italy, Russia, Oman and Albania while Trani has a wealth of coaching experience within Australian as well as in Belgium spanning 20 years.

Victory A-League Head Coach, Tony Popovic, said Cammarata and Trani will be key to rebuilding the Victory team and driving success.

“I am extremely pleased to announce that Fabrizio and Luciano will be joining me at Melbourne Victory this season,” Popovic said.

“Both Coaches will bring a unique set of skills to Melbourne Victory,” Popovic said.

“Fabrizio has played at the highest level in Italy and is passionate about how he can contribute to the Club, players and staff.

“He is an ambitious coach who will use his playing and coaching experience to drive our playing group and their work ethic. He sees the role as a huge opportunity for personal growth but also to apply his knowledge to drive success at Melbourne Victory.”

“Luciano and I have worked together at Perth Glory and he is a fantastic person,” Popovic said.

“He has extensive experience within football in Australia and the A-League as well as recent coaching experience from Europe.

“Luciano will be an asset to the team from a cultural point of view as well as through his football knowledge. He knows the areas we need to improve to be successful and he’s ready to bring his experience, knowledge and passion to the club.”

Popovic and Trani’s first official day at Melbourne Victory is today with Cammarata due to start in mid-July.