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Mombaerts appointed new Melbourne City boss

Erick Mombaerts
Erick Mombaerts has been confirmed as Melbourne City's new manager.

Melbourne City announced experienced French mentor Erick Mombaerts as the A-League club's new head coach on Thursday, filling the vacancy left by Englishman Warren Joyce's departure.

Among Mombaerts list of career achievements is stints in charge of France's under-18s and under-21s, where he coached 2018 World Cup winners Raphael Varane and Antoine Griezmann.

The 64-year-old says a key part of his role with City will be developing local talent.

"In France we are one of the best countries to build...

Craig Noone joins Melbourne City

ESPN FC's Alejandro Moreno sifts through the latest transfer rumours, including where Matthijs de Ligt will land in the summer transfer window.

Melbourne City still don't have a senior coach for next A-League season but they've signed their second foreign player in Craig Noone.

The 31-year-old English attacking midfielder and winger has joined from crisis-hit third-tier English League One side Bolton Wanderers, who were relegated from the Championship in April and placed in administration last month.

Noone's signing is unlikely to appease AAMI Park fans, who are desperate for the Manchester City-aligned club to loosen the purse strings...

Warren Joyce leaves Melbourne City

Melbourne City have parted ways with coach Warren Joyce and will continue their long battle to realise their A-League ambitions without the Englishman, after declining to extend his two-year stint as senior coach.

Joyce leaves City after a tumultuous season; one of on-field underachievement given the club's alignment with Premier League giants Manchester City and the deep pockets of their Abu Dhabi-based owners.

The club's 2018-19 campaign ended brutally on Sunday as Adelaide United's Ben Halloran...

Eugene Galekovic mulling retirement ahead of Melbourne City's knockout clash with Adelaide

Another big name could be set to join the exodus of experienced A-League players at season's end, with Melbourne City's Eugene Galekovic still mulling over his playing future.

Unlike Matt McKay, Carl Valeri, Alex Brosque, Mark Bridge and Brendon Santalab -- to name a few of this season's vintage crop of retirements -- Galekovic is yet to make up his mind.

"My focus hasn't been on my future it's been on just trying to win a trophy," he said.

That means Sunday's elimination final clash with Adelaide...