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Crikey! Warren Joyce appointed new boss of Melbourne City

Crikey! Warren Joyce appointed new boss of Melbourne City

Following his unspectacular time at Wigan Athletic, you can forgive Warren Joyce for running as far away from Lancashire as humanly possible. Those screaming 'Isles of Kerguelen' are almost correct - how's about Melbourne, Australia?

Yeah, you can push your dribbling jaws shut again now.

Less than four months after departing Latics on a rickety pirate ship named DW (or at least made with wood subsidised by Davey Whelan and his extended family), the man formerly nicknamed 'Psycho' has become head coach at Aussie A-League Club Melbourne City.

Who are they then, Mr Barstool?

Melbourne City are part of the City Football Group, who aim to own a club on each continent, each with the identifier 'City'. And conveniently enough, Manchester City are one of those clubs already owned by the group.

Formed in 2009, Melbourne City joined Australia's top-level league the following year. In their first four seasons, they never finished above 6th place in the 10-team league. But since the City group took over, the Blues have racked up consecutive 4th place finishes in the 2015/16 and 2016/17 season, and are the current Football Federation Australia Cup holders.

How will the dramatic Joyce adventure continue?

UK-based fans will be able to find out what happens next with a subscription to BT Sport - other networks are available, but they don't show A-League. During the 2017/18 season, BT will screen live matches and highlights from the Aussie A-League, so you can keep an eye out for Wozzer's trademark legwear.

Or you could just, you know, forget he ever existed - whichever works for you.



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Writer:Dan Farrimond
Date:Monday June 19 2017
Time: 5:08PM

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