Prodigal son Danny Tiatto has returned to his old stomping ground, the Melbourne Knights.
The 23-cap Socceroo appears set to end his career with a guest stint at the club at which he made his name, after agreeing to his return with Knights president Ange Cimera earlier today.
He is likely to play the club’s opening two home games – the first against Heidelberg United on Monday March 8 – before deciding on his future.
“We’re absolutely rapt,” Cimera said, adding Tiatto had signed as an amateur and would play for free.
“What he is saying is that he got his name here through the Melbourne Knights. He originally said he’ll play our first two home games … then he’ll see how he feels and how his body takes it and he’ll then decide what to do.”
Tiatto, 36, left A-League club Brisbane this season after falling out with coach Ange Postecoglou.
His decorated career included pit stops in Italy and Switzerland, though it was England – with Manchester City – in which the attacking left-sided player enjoyed his best football.
He played for the Knights from 1994-96 and was a member of the club’s back-to-back National Soccer League championship-winning team.