Former skipper Nick Montgomery will be one of the assistant coaches at Central Coast Mariners after new boss Mike Mulvey finalised his football staff for the 2018/19 Hyundai A-League Season.
Montgomery, who played five seasons for the club including the Championship campaign in 2012/13, is one of two assistants to work under Mulvey.
The Scotsman, who has been working as Head of Football for the last year, joins Ray Junna as Mulvey's lieutenants.
The pair will take up their new roles when the club return for pre-season training in June.
“We’ve finalised the coaching staff for this season which is really important to me,” Mulvey said.
“It’s important that we bring people that add great value – Nick Montgomery coming into the coaching ranks is a great move, he brings the DNA of what it means to be a Central Coast Mariner.
"He’s been here for the success and he’s also been here for some tough times.
“All of these people bring great experience to the table, it will be a very positive group – we’re all on the same page and we really look forward to starting work in early June."
Junna, who will also work closely with Central Coast Mariners Academy Director Ken Schembri, arrives at the club after working with Football Federation Australia (Socceroos Video Analyst), Australian Institute of Sport (AIS – Assistant Coach Men’s Football Program) and Canberra United (W-League Head Coach/Coach of the Year in 2010).
Andrew Young has come on board as the Head of Performance. He arrives in Gosford with a host of experience in football at: Fulham FC (England), Blackburn Rovers (England), Adelaide United, Football Federation Australia (2007 – 08 & 2014) and most recently in Asia with Liaoning Whowin (China) & Bangkok Glass (Thailand).
Young also boasts experience outside of football with the Adelaide Crows (AFL), Tennis Australia, V8 Supercars (Nissan Motorsport) and the Australian Institute of Sport.
Reporting to Young will be the club’s new physiotherapist, David McGinness.
McGinness’ impressive CV lists time with some of the biggest football clubs in the world, including the academy set ups of Chelsea FC & Tottenham Hotspur.
The Mariners have also retained the services of one of most well-respected goalkeeping coaches in the Hyundai A-League in Matt Nash.
Central Coast Mariners Football Department
Hyundai A-League Head Coach: Mike Mulvey
Hyundai A-League Assistant Coach: Nick Montgomery
Hyundai A-League Assistant Coach: Ray Junna
Goalkeeping Coach: Matt Nash
Head of Performance: Andrew Young
Hyundai A-League Physiotherapist: David McGinness
Central Coast Mariners Academy Director: Ken Schembri
Team Manager: Jesse Canning
Kit Manager: Melissa Woods