Bozanic, 29, returns to Melbourne but this time will line up against the Big V after a recent spell with Japanese outfit Ventforet Kofu.

Head Coach Warren Joyce said: “We’ve brought in Oliver as we believe he will link well with our existing players, offers plenty of finals experience and brings a winning mentality.

"He has won three trophies in club football in Australia and has tested himself in difficult leagues overseas, represented the country and has a desire to win more silverware, which provides us with an experienced and ambitious player.”

 Bozanic said he was delighted to join City.

“This is an ambitious club in a familiar city for me, I’m really excited to be back here and can’t wait to play in Melbourne again,” Bozanic said.

“With the team having a break next week, I’m looking forward to settling in, meeting my new teammates and preparing for the final matches of the season, including a huge Melbourne Derby in March.”

After launching his career in the United Kingdom, the combative midfielder established himself in the A-League with Central Coast Mariners.

With the Gosford-based side, Bozanic won the Premiers Plate and Championship during a successful period for the Mariners between 2010 and 2013.

A spell with FC Luzern in Switzerland followed, before a return to the A-League with Melbourne Victory, where he won the Westfield FFA Cup.

Bozanic has represented Australia at Under-20 and Under-23 level and made 7 appearances for the Socceroos.