Out-of-work former North Queensland Fury coach Franz Straka has put his hand up for the vacant Melbourne Victory post. The Czech tactician is out of a job after the Townsville club were pulled out of the A-League by Football Federation Australia but feels he could do a great job with the Victory who sacked Ernie Merrick just a week or so ago.
"I would make Melbourne Victory a great team once again," he told The World Game.
"Of course I want to coach such a club as Melbourne Victory. They are a big club with a strong roster and many fans.
"I am confident that I would do the job in Melbourne because I will bring to the club all my European experience and know-how.
"I think Victory could do with a different and more European style of play."
Straka coached the Fury in the 2010/11 season and at times had them playing a great brand of attacking football but at the end of the day, the weight of financial uncertainty was too much as a lot of players went elsewhere to look for more secure contracts.
He said it was a shame that the club had to be scrapped but insists he still has plenty to offer the Australian game.
"The problems off the field were a very unique experience for me but I think the team did reasonably well considering the uncertainty surrounding the club," he added.
"I'm just sorry that I was not able to finish the job I started at Fury and not show all my capabilities as a coach.
"I would love to stay in Australia and provide more assistance in a coaching capacity."