Melbourne City FC today announced that A-League Men’s Championship Winning manager for the 2021 season Patrick Kisnorbo has re-signed on a two-year contract extension until the end of the 2024/25 season.
Kisnorbo, a former Socceroo and player with the Melbourne Heart had previously managed both City’s youth and Women’s sides before taking up an assistant’s role with former City manager Erick Mombaerts.
Following Mombaerts’ resignation at the end of the 2019/20 campaign, Kisnorbo was named manager and took the side to their first Premiership and Championship.
Melbourne City’s Director of Football Michael Petrillo said:
“Patrick is an exceptional club person and truly believes in the way we want to play our football. Not only has he delivered the on-field results, but he also typifies the type of character we want to keep building this club around into the future.
“To see him come through the Academy, Women’s team and now the A League Mens team not only reinforces the Club’s stability, but it’s also testament to the pathway we are able to provide for young aspiring coaches. We look forward to creating more success and to keep lifting the bar on and off the field in the coming years.”
“I’m incredibly honoured and humbled to be given the opportunities that I have had at the Club. The level of support that we receive here is second to none and it has allowed me to develop both on the pitch as a coach and off the pitch as a person.
“It’s an incredible opportunity to extend my contract for another two years and continue to be part of such a positive environment. As a playing group we want to push ourselves and play our attacking style of football. I can’t wait for the new season to start and to see our fans back at AAMI Park.“
Melbourne City FC are due to commence their A-League Men’s campaign against Adelaide United at home on the 19th of November.