7 Jan 2012

Melbourne Victory name new coach

4:45 pm on 7 January 2012

Former Northern Ireland international Jim Magilton will coach A-League football club Melbourne Victory until the end of the season.

Magilton has signed a deal with the club ahead of the Victory's clash with Newcastle Jets at AAMI Park and is expected to take over coaching duties early next week, with assistant coach Kevin Muscat to take charge for the Jets match.

Magilton spent three years at English Championship club Ipswich Town with no hard success.

Most recently he has been an assistant at Irish club Shamrock Rovers, and was shortlisted but missed out on the Northern Ireland manager's job which went to Michael O'Neill this week.