The Melbourne Knights are delighted to confirm senior coaching staff, Andrew Marth and Frank Juric, have signed on with Melbourne Knights for the 2014 season.
Senior Coach Andrew Marth, a recent Hall of Fame inductee and former Knights’ Captain who made 269 appearances for the club, is optimistic about the 2014 season after breaking a five year finals drought for the club in its 60th year.
“I’m delighted to sign for another year as coach of the senior team of the Melbourne Knights,” Marth said.
“I’m really proud of the team’s efforts last year. Unfortunately we fell just short but are looking ahead to the 2014 season.”
Signing on for his third consecutive season with the Knights as a member of coaching staff, Senior Assistant Coach Frank Juric made 56 appearances for the Knights and is keen to be a part of a brighter future for the club.
“Andrew and I have known each other for a long time and we work well together,” Juric said.
“That kind of stability, as well as a return to the legacy of success, is what we hope to achieve here. This club means a lot to me, it’s an honour to have been asked to return.”
Melbourne Knights finished second on the ladder after 22 rounds, setting up a semi-final encounter against long time rivals South Melbourne, a match that resulted in a heart-breaking 0-1 loss and attracted a record 4,800-strong crowd.
Club President Ange Cimera is looking forward to seeing where Marth and Juric can take the team next year.
“They are both a part of the furniture here and both love the club.
“They have both done really well coaching the boys into the semi-finals in the 2013 season and we are delighted they have decided to stay.”