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Full name  Mike Mulvey
Years  Team
Date of birth  1963
1983–1986  Brisbane Lions

Name  Mike Mulvey
Current team  Sabah
Role  Football manager
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Team coached  Sabah FA (Manager, since 2015)
Similar People  Thomas Broich, Frans Thijssen, Rado Vidosic, John Aloisi, Ange Postecoglou

Place of birth  Manchester, England

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Mike Mulvey (born in Manchester) is an English football manager currently in charge of Thai League 1 club BEC Tero Sasana.


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In February 2015, he was appointed as a Technical Director for Sabah FA before becoming the head coach for the club in April. Mulvey moved on to become Technical Director at Malaysian Premier League club Terengganu in July 2016, before being installed as caretaker manager. He left the club at the end of the season.

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Mulvey is best known for his coaching performance in 2013-14, when he took Brisbane Roar to their record-breaking third A-League title. He was named A-League Coach of the Year in the same season - just 12 months after being named W-League Coach of the Year.

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In December 2014, he was named as the Queensland's Coach of the Year at the annual state coaching awards.

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Just three months after arriving in Thailand, Mulvey was voted to take charge of the Thai League 1 All-Stars for their match against the Thailand national team at the Bannayinda Stadium in August 2017. The match finished in a 3-3 draw.

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Playing career

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Mulvey begin his playing career as a trainee at Manchester United, before his family decided to emigrate to Australia in 1981. Once arriving in Brisbane, he soon signed with National Soccer League club Brisbane Lions (now Brisbane Roar), where spent several seasons. He later joined his brother Phil at North Star in the Brisbane Premier League.

Managerial career

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Mulvey was the assistant coach at former A-League club Gold Coast United. On 20 February 2012, it was announced Mulvey had been appointed caretaker coach of Gold Coast, after Head Coach Miron Bleiberg left.

After the club dissolved, he joined Melbourne Victory as the women's team coach. Mulvey transformed the team into W-League championship contenders, sparking interest from A-League clubs.

In December 2012, Mulvey was appointed Head Coach at Brisbane Roar Football Club on an interim basis. In February 2013, Mulvey was appointed as the permanent Head Coach at the club. Following his appointment, Brisbane Roar only lost one of their remaining seven regular season matches.

He went on to take the Roar to the semi finals in the Hyundai A-league's 2012/13 season, losing 2–1 to Premier's Plate winners Western Sydney Wanderers in the preliminary final.

The following season, 2013/14, Mulvey took the Roar to winning their second Premier's Plate and third A-League Championship in four years. Mulvey's Roar won the Premier's Plate by 10 points, the second largest margin in the history of the A-League. The team then went on to beat Melbourne Victory 1–0 in the semi final and then beating the Western Sydney Wanderers 2–1 after extra time in the Grand Final to win the 2013/2014 A-League Championship.

On 23 November 2014, Mulvey was sacked from his position as manager of the Brisbane Roar after a series of defeats

Despite the successful 2013–14 season, Brisbane Roar managed only one win out of 6 games at the beginning of the 2014–15 season and on 23 November 2014, Mulvey stepped down from the role of head coach.

In February 2015, Mulvey was appointed as a Technical Director for Sabah FA, before officially become the head coach for the club in less than a month.

Coaching style

In an interview with the Sydney Morning Herald in 2014, Mulvey's Roar side was lauded for playing "the most tactically savvy and technically proficient football of the year".

Mulvey said his ideal tactical style embraced a flexible system designed to keep possession with a pro-active, high-tempo style: “I don't like seeing long-ball. I'll switch the television off if someone starts with that stuff. My teams play football the way I like it played – you keep possession, you pass, you attack.”

As a Manager

Brisbane Roar
  • A-League Premiership: 1
  • A-League Championship: 1
  • Managerial statistics

    As of 13 April 2015.


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