Sport Melbourne City name Warren Joyce coach, raising questions over who he is

12:47  19 june  2017
12:47  19 june  2017 Source:   MSN

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Former Manchester United coach Warren Joyce is set to head to Melbourne City Joyce will become boss of the A League side, Manchester City 's partner club Warren Joyce is poised to take over as manager of Melbourne City this week.

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Warren Joyce© Nathan Stirk/Getty Images Warren Joyce Melbourne City's newly appointed coach Warren Joyce waltzed into his first press conference with the A-League club today and was hit with this question from a journalist.

"Warren, a lot of people look at this club expecting a big name, glamorous, well-known manager and you've arrived …" the journalist started.

"Thanks," Joyce laughed as he interrupted the question.

Joyce was a surprise choice for many who were expecting a more high-profile candidate for big-spending City, owned by English Premier League giants Manchester City.

He said he was not worried about the expectations surrounding who the team "should" have signed.

Melbourne City appoint former Wigan and United boss Joyce

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Warren Joyce is poised to take over as manager of Melbourne City this week. The 52-year-old former Manchester United coach took a flight on Saturday ahead of finalising terms with the Australian A League side, a partner club of Manchester City .

Warren Joyce© Robbie Jay Barratt - AMA/Getty Images Warren Joyce

The Englishman's two previous roles as head coach were at Wigan Athletic in England's second-tier Championship competition in 2016-17 and at Belgian side Royal Antwerp between 2006 and 2008.

However, he did spend nine years coaching Manchester United's reserves and also worked with Leeds United's under-18s team.

Joyce said he brought his own expertise to the role.

"Hopefully people would regard me as honest, competitive, meticulous on small details and enthusiastic," he said.

"I'd like to say funny too, but I probably shouldn't say that."

FFA Cup minnows to face champions City .
Queensland minnows Peninsula Power have been handed a monstrous debut FFA Cup assignment against reigning champions Melbourne City.The draw for the cup's fourth instalment was held on Thursday, sending reigning A-League champions and 2016 FFA Cup finalists Sydney FC to the Northern Territory to face Darwin Rovers FC while Perth will head to Victoria to take on Heidelberg United.

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