Melbourne City FC Announces Departure of Head Coach, Rado Vidosic

Melbourne City FC and its Men’s Head Coach, Rado Vidosic, have mutually agreed to bring to an end Vidosic’s coaching tenure with immediate effect.

During his five years at the Club, Vidosic has been an integral part of on-field success, winning silverware with the Youth, Women’s and most recently Men’s teams.

Originally joining the Club as Technical Director, overseeing the youth development program, and then as Head Coach of the Women’s team, Vidosic later replaced Patrick Kisnorbo as Head Coach during the 2022/23 Men’s Premiership winning season. 

The Men’s Head Coach role will be taken up for the remainder of the 2023/24 season by Aurelio Vidmar. Vidmar brings a wealth of football knowledge and experience, both as a player and coach.

He has played at the highest level in Australia, Europe and 44 times for the Socceroos. His coaching career began at Adelaide United, before he joined Ange Postecoglou as his assistant with the Socceroos team that won the Asian Cup in 2015. He has most recently been coaching in Thailand where he won the Thai Champions Cup in 2021 with BG Pathum United.

Melbourne City FC CEO, Brad Rowse, said:

“We are immensely grateful to Rado for his contributions to Melbourne City over the past five years. From our Men’s and Women’s teams to our Youth Academy, Rado’s impact has been significant. We wish him the very best in his future endeavours.  He will always be part of the City family.”

Melbourne City FC Director of Football, Michael Petrillo, said:

“Rado is a true professional and has a brilliant football mind. He has been committed to coaching the City style of play and has been a great servant across all levels of our club. His passion for the game and generous personality have had an incredibly positive impact on the entire Club. His contribution to the Club’s journey will always be recognised.

“In Aurelio we have someone who’s credentials speak for themselves and who is also committed to playing an attacking, possession-based brand of football that aligns with our own football philosophy.”

Assistant Coaches Petr Kratky and Scott Jamieson, will continue in their current roles, working alongside Vidmar, who will lead the side for Friday night’s home fixture against Sydney FC at AAMI Park.