Coaching departures at Victory

Melbourne Victory have been forced into off-field changes, with assistant coach Jean-Paul de Marigny and goalkeeper coach Steve Mautone leaving due to personal reasons.

De Marigny, who joined the champions in 2013, is returning to Sydney to be with family – while Mautone cited wanting more family time as the decision to end his nine-year stay.

Both departures were confirmed in a release from the club on Friday.

"It was a difficult decision to leave Melbourne Victory after such a successful season but I have family commitments in Sydney that I need to put first," de Marigny said in a statement.

"I specifically want to thank Kevin [Muscat] for the opportunity to work with him at such a professional club and also to the chairman, board of directors, players and staff for making me feel so welcome."

Mautone said the huge demands of the job were part of the reason for moving on.

"With the ever-growing commitment this job requires, my decision is purely based on me wanting to spend more time with my young family," he said.

"In my nine years at Melbourne Victory, I have worked with a lot of great people and I want to take this opportunity to thank the chairman, board of directors, Kevin and everyone associated with the club for making my time at Melbourne Victory such a memorable one.

"I wish Kevin and the team all the best for next season and beyond."