Van't Schip returns to Melbourne Heart

Melbourne Heart FC is pleased to confirm that former Head Coach John van’t Schip has returned to the Club in the newly appointed role of Technical Manager for the 2013-14 Hyundai A-League season.

Melbourne Heart FC is pleased to confirm that former Head Coach John van-t Schip has returned to the Club in the newly appointed role of Technical Manager for the 2013-14 Hyundai A-League season.

Van-t Schip, who was in charge of Melbourne Heart in the Red and White-s first two A-League seasons, will provide coaching support to the Club-s Hyundai A-League and National Youth League sides.

In addition, van-t Schip returns as part of a broader engagement that Melbourne Heart will have with Cruyff Football, tapping into Cruyff Football-s extensive experience in building world renowned youth development programs.

Melbourne Heart and van-t Schip will work closely to develop a multi-tiered junior talent pathway program alongside Cruyff Football - established by Dutch legend Johan Cruyff, who was an integral figure in building the youth structures at Ajax Amsterdam and FC Barcelona.

Van-t Schip will be based in Melbourne for the majority of the 2013-14 Hyundai A-League season and Melbourne Heart CEO Scott Munn believes the partnership will take the football club to the next level.

“It-s fantastic to have John-s expertise back to support the entire organisation,” Munn said.

“Establishing a world class talent pipeline is fundamental to Melbourne Heart-s long term vision and, more broadly, these types of initiatives are vital to Australia-s long-term competitiveness within Asia.”