Melbourne Victory captain Muscat to play on

Melbourne Victory captain Kevin Muscat will play on next season, putting retirement plans on hold.

Melbourne Victory captain Kevin Muscat will play on next season, putting retirement plans on hold.

The two-time A-League championship winning skipper is in talks with the club over a new contract and coach Ernie Merrick is confident a deal will be struck soon.

“I am quite optimistic Kevin will re-sign as a player and as a coach,” Merrick said.

“I don’t do the negotiations. That’s left to Gary Cole (football operations manager). Kevin’s so fit I feel that he could go on for a few years but he only deals in one year at a time.”