SportsTalk, December 18th: Shanghai Haigang officially announced yesterday that Australian coach Muscat will be the team coach. Shanghai media “Xinmin Evening News” also commented on this.
The 50-year-old Muscat has rich coaching experience and has “championship characteristics” (two Australian Super League championships, one J-League championship) League champion, 1 Japanese Super Cup champion), team management and locker room coordination skills are also very good. This is crucial for Harbor, who need a coach who can quickly integrate and smooth out various relationships.
After being eliminated from the AFC Champions League qualifying rounds this season, Shanghai Haigang will obviously have a higher pursuit of the AFC Champions League record next season, and Mu Scatter has led Melbourne Victory and Yokohama Marinos to the AFC Champions League many times and is already very familiar with Asian football, which is also his advantage.
Muscat’s coaching style is known for his offensive football and high number of goals. From 2021 to 2023, the number of goals scored by the Yokohama Mariners is J Ranking first in the league, Muscat also led the Yokohama Marinos to a 3-0 victory over Shandong Taishan in the AFC Champions League, thus advancing to the knockout rounds as the first in the group. This style is what Haigang has been pursuing.