Altona Magic SC has the pleasure to announce the appointment of its new senior head coach Savvas Patikkis.
His football Career started at his boyhood club Brunswick City before taking the opportunity to play at South Melbourne. Savvas made his senior debut at age 16 for Brunswick City scoring on debut.
Having his playing career cut short by injury, Savvas moved into coaching at a relatively young age firstly with Clifton Hill before joining the Senior Coaching staff at Brunswick City. This was followed by the senior appointment at Whittlesea Rangers FC.
As a fully qualified coach including completion of his B-License Savvas bring both a significant playing and coaching background to Altona Magic, with a reputation of turning misfortunes around whilst getting the most out of a playing group.
Taking the reins at Paisley Park will see Savvas take of a new challenge in 2021 as he looks to guide Altona Magic up the Vic NPL table. As the youngest Head Coach Altona Magic believe this could be a long and successful partnership one designed to start to bring through many of our young and talented players as we look to build pipeline of talent from our junior to senior ranks over the forward years.
On being appointed Savvas said: “I am incredibly grateful for the opportunity to take on this challenge. The club has an incredible history and future potential, and the playing group is exceptional. For me, the task at hand is about laying the foundations and focusing on building the future whilst creating a culture that is passionate about the badge they wear. We hope to play attractive football that excites our fans whilst providing opportunities for our younger players to push for a position in our senior men’s team”.
Known as a coach who has good tactical awareness and man management Altona Magic are delighted to have Savvas leading our great club.