Jets appoint Miller as coach

Former Fulham assistant coach Scott Miller has been appointed coach of the Newcastle Jets on a two-year deal.

Miller, 33, was unveiled as the club's new coach at a news conference in Newcastle on Thursday.

He is a former fitness and assistant technical coach with Fulham, and was a fitness coach with the Socceroos under Ange Postecoglou.

Miller left Fulham in June "to pursue other opportunities", becoming the youngest coach in A-League history.

Former Melbourne Victory assistant Jean-Paul de Marigny joins Miller at the Jets in a senior assistant role.

Head of A-League Damien de Bohun was thrilled with the appointment.

"Scott is an incredibly driven young Australian coach, who set off for England on a one-way ticket almost a decade ago and spent seven years in the English Premier League working with world-class players and managers," he said.

"He has shown the FFA Technical Staff that he has the right qualities, philosophies, qualifications and experience to take the step up to a head coach role and I'm delighted he's been secured for Newcastle Jets.

"Jean-Paul brings vast knowledge of Australian football and the A-League, and like Scott has excellent qualifications and experience. Together, they make a compelling combination for the Jets.”

Miller said the opportunity came at the perfect time.

"It's the right time and the right place for me," Miller said.

"I jumped at this wonderful opportunity to take the next step in my coaching career as head coach at a club that's making a new beginning.

"I've heard a lot about the long and proud history of this football region and its passionate fans. Football clubs exist to bring joy to the people and that's a driving force in my thinking."

Damian Mori and Mark Rudan were heavily linked with the coaching job after Football Federation Australia took over control of the club.