Melbourne City has announced a new coaching structure for the A-League and W-League teams in advance of the 2018/19 seasons.
Rado Vidošić joins City as the Club’s Technical Director and Head Coach of the Westfield W-League. Vidošić’s extensive A-League experience includes two seasons as Assistant Coach alongside Ange Postecoglou at Brisbane Roar, as well as Assistant Coach roles at Sydney FC, Melbourne Victory and Wellington Phoenix. His son, Dario Vidošić, currently plays for Melbourne City.
Former Matildas Captain, Melissa Hudson (formerly Barbieri) joins Vidošić as Assistant Coach of the women’s team. Hudson made 86 appearances for Australia and has featured in four world cups. She most recently came out of retirement to play as an injury-replacement player for Melbourne City.
Zeljko Kalac joins the A-League team as goalkeeping coach. The 6ft 8in former Socceroo joins the Club from a stint as goalkeeping coach it Karabükspor in Turkey. Before that, he coached at Western Sydney Wanderers and Sydney FC. As a player, his career spanned more than 20 seasons in the UK (Leicester City), Italy (AC Milan, Perugia), Greece (Kavala), the Netherlands (Roda) and Australia (Sydney United, Hobart Zebras).
Tony Vidmar has signed a two-year contract extension as Assistant Coach of the Hyundai A-League team. Former Melbourne City Captain Patrick Kisnorbo will be Second Assistant Coach to the men’s team.
Michael Petrillo, Director of Football for Melbourne City, said:
“At the end of each season we take stock and consider the talent required to support our development for the season ahead. This series of new and renewed appointments for our men’s and women’s teams will provide the structure required to support the Club’s winning ambitions as we look forward to the 2018-19 season.”
Warren Joyce, Head Coach for Melbourne City’s Hyundai A-League team said, said:
“We are all totally focused on achieving our ambitions for the 2018-19 season, and this structure puts a vital building block in place for us to succeed. Both Zeljko and Rado bring extensive local and international experience to the Club, and the continued presence of Tony and
Patrick as Assistant Coach and Second Assistant Coach gives important continuity, helping us to
build on last year’s achievements.”