Muscat: The job is not done

Melbourne Victory coach Kevin Muscat savoured the moment of winning the Premier’s Plate but says the job is not done.

Victory secured their third premiership and first trophy in six years with a 3-1 win over Central Coast on Sunday in front of a packed AAMI Park crowd.

There were joyous scenes among players, coaches, support staff and the fans in attendance after the match.

Muscat was, at times, muted in his celebrations although he said he would allow the players to enjoy the night.

However, the Victory coach also told FoxSports he wanted to win the grand prize, the Championship, by winning the Grand Final.

“The job is not done, there’s one more trophy we’ve got to play for,” Muscat said.

“From my perspective, it’s about winning the final. That’s what sport in this country is all about.”

Muscat moved to thank the players, his support staff and the Victory board for making the club’s success happen after a six years without silverware.

“I’ve had great support,” he said. “It’s a great team effort here.

“Not least the staff, but right from the top, the chairman and his board, they’ve given us everything we’ve needed to succeed.

“The players tonight were exceptional.”

Muscat added that the premiership triumph was all about the players and he’d allow them to celebrate, although he added they’d be in for recovery and training in the morning.

“It’s time for the players as well. They are the ones who are out there sweating it out,” he said.

“It’s important you enjoy the good times. The definition of celebration is far different to when I was winning as a player.

“The players will go away and it’s important they embrace that and enjoy the night.”

Victory’s top spot means they’ll enjoy next weekend off, along with Sydney FC, as the Elimination Finals take place.