Steve Kean keen to kick on in Australia at end of Victory stint

Steve Kean’s tenure as Melbourne Victory caretaker boss may be rapidly reaching its conclusion, but the Scot is hopeful that his time in Australia - and the lessons he’s receiving - can continue. Initially brought over from the UK to serve as an assistant to newly appointed Grant Brebner, Kean took over in the main … Continue reading Steve Kean keen to kick on in Australia at end of Victory stint

Kean praises youngsters, but won’t start “throwing all the young boys on” in final two games

Caretaker Melbourne Victory boss Steve Kean has praised the impact of youngsters Nishan Velupillay and Lleyton Brooks in his side’s 1-0 loss to Adelaide United, but refrained from committing to start the pair in his side's final two games. Falling to a fifth-straight defeat against the Reds - who moved back into third with the … Continue reading Kean praises youngsters, but won’t start “throwing all the young boys on” in final two games

Steve Kean targeting strong end of season for Melbourne Victory

Melbourne Victory caretaker coach Steve Kean believes his side are heading in the right direction as they welcome back a host of veteran talent to bolster efforts to shrug off three straigh defeats and finish strong in 2020-21.  Victory downed 3-1 by Macarthur FC last Friday evening, Perth Glory’s subsequent 5-1 win over Western Sydney … Continue reading Steve Kean targeting strong end of season for Melbourne Victory

Melbourne Victory caretaker Steve Kean labels Tony Popovic ‘unprofessional’

Melbourne Victory caretaker coach Steve Kean has labelled Tony Popovic as "out of order" and "unprofessional" after learning that Victory's incoming head coach had begun the process of culling the club's 2021-22 squad without informing him. Full story published for ESPN Australia and New Zealand: https://www.espn.com.au/football/australian-a-league/story/4377680/melbourne-victory-caretaker-steve-kean-labels-tony-popovic-unprofessional

Caretaker Kean keen on points – not Popa’s preferences

Full story first published for SBS' The World Game: https://theworldgame.sbs.com.au/caretaker-kean-keen-on-points-not-popa-s-preferences The scope of the rebuild required clear, incoming Melbourne Victory boss Tony Popovic will receive a wide-ranging ambit to mould the fallen A-League giants as he sees fit for 2021-22. But for now, caretaker coach Steve Kean says that securing points - and not preparing … Continue reading Caretaker Kean keen on points – not Popa’s preferences

Undermanned Victory looking at the positives ahead of Sydney visit

The task of taking points off the well-oiled machine that is Sydney FC is hard enough as it is, but Melbourne Victory’s attempt to do so on Tuesday evening is set to be made harder by the absence of a half-dozen of first-choice players.  Victory’s upset, 5-4 win over Western Sydney Wanderers on Friday evening … Continue reading Undermanned Victory looking at the positives ahead of Sydney visit

“They’ll be looking for someone that’s outside of the club” – Kean rules self out of contention for Victory job

Melbourne Victory interim coach Steve Kean is well aware that his time at the helm of the fallen A-League giants is to be a short-term one.  Appointed as caretaker after Victory dismissed Grant Brebner following a 7-0 drubbing at the hands of rivals Melbourne City last Saturday, Kean will take the reigns for the first … Continue reading “They’ll be looking for someone that’s outside of the club” – Kean rules self out of contention for Victory job