This conversation is a wonderfully open look inside of Kevin Muscat's football coaching journey and the significant people and moments in it and the wisdom he has gained along the way.
‘Musky’ as he is affectionately known in Australia has just kicked-off his second season as Manager of Yokohama F Marinos in Japan’s J-League. After he took over from Ange Postecoglou in 2021, the Marinos finished runners-up in his first season.
Kevin had a 600-game professional career for club and country. Commencing as a junior with Sunshine George Cross in the National Soccer League, then Heidelberg, South Melbourne, Crystal Palace, Wolves, Rangers, Millwall and then back to Australia to kick off the A-League with Melbourne Victory. He played for Australia at U20, U23 and of course the Socceroos who he also captained.
Musky’s coaching career commenced at Melbourne Victory as an Assistant to Ernie Merrick and Ange Postecoglou before taking on the Head Coach/Manager role in 2013.
Success came early for him as a Head Coach, with both a premiership and a championship in ’14-’15 and another championship in ’17-’18 along with FAA Cup success in 2015.
Kevin resigned from Victory after six seasons to expand his career and headed to Sint Truiden in Belgium where he initially had to be Technical Director as like many of his contemporaries his AFC/FA Pro Licence wasn’t recognised by UEFA.
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