Patrick Kisnorbo signs two-year City contract extension

Melbourne City FC is happy to announce the re-signing of Head Coach Patrick Kisnorbo until the end of the 2024/25 Isuzu UTE A-League season.

Kisnorbo’s first season in charge of City’s Men’s squad couldn’t have been any more successful, leading the team to both the Premiership and Championship.

He remained at the club following his playing retirement in 2016 and previously coached both City’s Youth and Women’s team before taking up the role as Men’s Head Coach last season.

The re-signing of Kisnorbo is crucial to the squad’s stability, with majority of the 2020/21 playing squad remaining at the club this season and many having signed long term contracts.

Melbourne City FC 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."

Patrick Kisnorbo said: 

“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.“