Merrick backs Muscat to coach Melbourne Victory

Melbourne Victory coach Ernie Merrick has backed current captain Kevin Muscat to one day lead the club.

Melbourne Victory coach Ernie Merrick has backed current captain Kevin Muscat to one day lead the club.

Merrick, who has been at the helm since day one of the Victory, is confident that 35-year old Muscat has what it takes to become a good coach.

“…I've got no doubt down the track Kevin will coach Melbourne Victory at some stage," Merrick said.

"I have enormous respect for Kevin, I know his leadership capabilities and I know he will be a very, very good coach.

"Kevin is very logical and sensible about his approach to coaching. He will do his apprenticeship in coaching.

"Whether he's an assistant coach or coaches somewhere else, there's no doubt in mind that at some stage he will coach Melbourne Victory and that would be a terrific thing."