The Victorian NPL is continuing to attract former A-League stars, with Manny Muscat the latest to take the plunge with Green Gully SC.
Gully are coached by perennial A-League coaching-candidate Arthur Papas and are the second most successful VNPL side after South Melbourne.
Muscat made over 220 A-League appearances, including over 190 for Wellington Phoenix. He also accumulated nine caps for the Maltese national team. His move comes shortly after Fahid Ben Khalfallah's decision to join VNPL 2 club Nunawading City.
Gully have a strong Maltese connection, originally formed by Maltese immigrants in the 1955. Muscat joins the likes of former A-League talents George Lambadaridis and Mitch Cooper at the Kealba-based club.
“I felt Green Gully was a great fit for me, I’m excited to play for the club again,” Muscat told Green Gully’s official website.
“It’s pretty nice knowing you can always come back to a family club, and one I’ve always been associated with.
“Even from a distance, I always liked to keep track of the goings-on, I’ve got a lot friends here and I’m very happy to see out my last years of football here at Gully.
“Based on my first session back, I noticed there are a lot of young players here, hopefully with my experience and knowledge I’ve gained, that can help rub off on the team and we can make a real good push from now to the end of the season.
“Being in Victorian football before, it was very competitive then and it hasn’t changed now. We’re in a good position, and there’s many games ahead this year to make this season a success.”