• Joseph Montemurro during his time in charge of Melbourne City in the W-League (Getty Images)
Melbourne City's back-to-back W-League championship coach, Joseph Montemurro, has been named Arsenal Women's new manager.
8 Nov 2017 - 12:59 PM  UPDATED 8 Nov 2017 - 1:01 PM

The 48-year-old is currently also assistant coach of Melbourne City's A-League side but the club says his shift to the English team is effective immediately.

Montemurro coached Melbourne Victory in the W-League in 2014-15, when they finished runners-up before moving over to City and helping them to a Premiership-Championship double in 2015-16.

Under his tutelage, they became the first club in the competition to claim consecutive titles last season and the assistant's position with City's A-League side followed.

The Melbourne-born coach has since thanked Melbourne City for the opportunities.

"The club has always been supportive and allowed me to develop and grow both professionally and personally," Montemurro said in a statement on Wednesday.

Montemurro replaces Pedro Martinez Losa at the FA Women's Super League club.

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