Kevin Muscat quit as Melbourne Victory head coach by mutual agreement on Monday, ending his 14-year association with the A-League powerhouse.
His departure follows an embarrassing 6-1 thrashing by Sydney FC in the A-League semi-finals this month, with his last game in charge to be the final AFC Champions League group clash against Sanfrecce Hiroshima on Wednesday. Victory are bottom of the group and already eliminated.
The former Socceroo, who had stints at Wolves, Crystal Palace and Rangers during a long playing career, said he would take a break and then look for a new challenge.
‘I believe the time is right for me to refresh, and in time, seek a new opportunity after giving everything I’ve got emotionally.—APP