Muscat shifts to London to boost UK job odds

November through to January is traditionally a time of turmoil in the lower divisions of the English game, where chairman and club boards become particularly trigger-happy if results go the wrong way. This may present Muscat with an opportunity.

Already this season 21 managers have been sacked in The Championship, League One or League Two, the four most most recent being just last week, when Neil Warnock parted company with Cardiff, Steven Pressley at Carlisle, Carl Fletcher at Leyton Orient (after just 29 days) and Michael Jolley at Grimsby Town.

Muscat could also look to secure an assistant coaching role, which is how he transitioned into the head position at Victory while he was still playing.

Since departing the Melbourne club at the end of last season, Muscat has been appearing on Fox Sports as an occasional match analyst and has also been in Asia studying coaching courses to enhance his skills.

One close friend said that Muscat was hopeful that his experience in the British game as a player between 1996 and 2005 – where he made almost 300 appearances for Crystal Palace, Wolves, Rangers and Millwall – will help him at least make the shortlist for any available positions.


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