Perth Glory has finalised its coaching team for the 2012-13 A-League season with Stuart Munro and Mark Jones to work alongside head coach Ian Ferguson.
For the third season, Munro will be Ferguson’s senior assistant while Jones will take the role of assistant.
“We are delighted to have them both on board,” Ferguson said.
“I’m really please Stuart is with the club again and Mark will bring great experience having coached in the A-League [as an assistant] and the New South Wales Institute of Sport.”
Jones, a former Australia Youth international who played more than 200 games in the National Soccer League, arrives in Perth tomorrow with a wealth of A-League knowledge.
From 2006-10, Jones was an assistant coach with Newcastle, enjoying Championship success in 2008.
“I’m excited to be given an opportunity to be involved in the A-League again,” Jones said.
“I’m grateful to coach at this level and feel I have a lot to offer.
“Perth Glory did tremendously well last season, they have very good youth development at the club and Western Australia is an exciting place to coach.”
Meanwhile, Perth Glory has also released its pre-season schedule, highlighted by three quality games during the club’s pre-season camp in South Africa:
• 17/18 July – Local Friendly (6PR Stadium, Inglewood)
• 24/7 – Amazulu (South Africa)
• 29/7 – Platinum All Stars (South Africa)
• 01/08 – Bid Vest Wits (South Africa)
• 21/08 – WA State Team (6PR Stadium,Inglewood)
• 25/08 – Internal Club Charity Game (Carnarvon)
• 05/09 – Inglewood United (6PR Stadium, Inglewood)
• 12/09 – WA State Team (6PR Stadium, Inglewood)
• 19/09 – InterState A League game (TBC)
• 22/09 – Melbourne Heart (Melbourne)
• 26/09 – Local Friendly (6PR Stadium, Inglewood)
All matches and dates are subject to change.
The A-League will make its LIVE free-to-air TV debut next season with the blockbuster clash between Sydney FC and Newcastle Jets on Friday 11 October on SBS 2.