A-League expansion club Melbourne Heart will name John Didulica as their new football operations manager. Didulica, a former Melbourne Knights midfielder, has been chief legal counsel for Football Federation Australia and will bring with him a wealth of contract negotiating experience to the new franchise.

Highly regarded within local football, Didulica's appointment is a coup for Melbourne Heart and sets up the prospect of John's brother, Croatia international goalkeeper Joey Didulica, eventually making the move to the new club..