As first reported by The World Game in April, Paul Trimboli has followed Ange Postecoglou from Brisbane Roar to become Melbourne Victory's Football Operations Manager.
Th ex-Socceroos and South Melbourne striker returns home to Melbourne after a season with Roar to reunite with Postecoglou.
"While I enjoyed my time with Brisbane Roar and made many great friends, Melbourne was always home, so when this opportunity presented itself, I felt that it was the right one for me," Trimboli said.
"“Melbourne Victory's fans are quite remarkable and they crave success, so it's a great challenge and one that I'm extremely excited about."
Trimboli and Postecoglou played together in the National Soccer League and had great success as team-mates and with the latter in charge as coach in the late 1990s.
"Ange and I have known one another for a very long time, so to be able to continue working alongside him – albeit at a different club – is a fantastic result for me," Trimboli added.
After being confirmed as Victory coach just days after the A-League grand final triumph in April, Postecoglou has quickly gone to work making changes to his support staff.
"We're trying to build a new football department structure at the club and having someone of Paul's capabilities behind the scenes was extremely important to me," Postecoglou said.
"Not only was Paul a highly respected player, but the wide ranging experience he’s acquired since retiring has been very impressive too and I saw the benefits of his skills set first-hand at Brisbane Roar."
Trimboli starts work at Victory on Monday 2 July.
Dual-championship winning A-League manager Ernie Merrick was appointed coach of Wellington Phoenix on a two-year deal, with an option to sign on for a third.