Former England boss Roy Hodgson has begun work as a consultant to Manchester City affiliate, Melbourne City.
Hodgson arrived at the club overnight and began working alongside interim head coach Michael Valkanis before watching a light training session from the sidelines.
The 69-year-old is there to work alongside Melbourne staff, as opposed to the playing group, for about a month as the nation’s premier competition approaches the final stages.
“He’s working more with staff and more or less talking a lot of football between us. We’re able to ask him whatever we require. He’s a man with a wealth of experience that can help,” Valkanis said in a delayed press conference on Thursday.
“He’s here as a consultant and to help us coaches, so mentoring, and other staff. Players have already had a good chat to him as well in the canteen area.”