Melbourne Victory can today confirm that versatile Qantas Socceroo, Mark Milligan, will reunite with the club after putting pen to paper on a three-year deal, following a successful loan spell at the back-end of last season.
Milligan returns to the Hyundai A-League after initially representing Sydney FC (2005-08) and Newcastle Jets (2008/09), before the 26 year-old headed to Chinese club, Shanghai Shenhua, followed by JEF United, where he spent over two seasons in Japan’s J-League 2, during which time he was loaned-out to Melbourne Victory in the last Japanese off-season.
With his squad for the upcoming season now complete, Melbourne Victory Coach, Ange Postecoglou, said, “Mark is an uncompromising player who provides great versatility to the playing group, as he is equally comfortable in defence as he is in central midfield.”
“He left a real impression on the group during his time at the club last season and from that perspective we’re delighted to have him back in a Victory shirt.” Postecoglou added.
Milligan, who returns to the club for a second spell, is looking forward to continuing life in the Victorian capital, “Last season, while the club didn’t quite have the success they had hoped for, I really enjoyed my time in Melbourne and I’m excited to be coming back.
“Ange (Postecoglou) has made a few really good signings, so I think there’s a lot to look forward to next season and hopefully, as a group, we can bring plenty of success back to Melbourne Victory,” he said.
Milligan will begin training with the squad tomorrow.