Victory parts ways with Brebner after Melbourne Derby drubbing

Melbourne Victory are on the lookout for a new coach after Grant Brebner was let go following Saturday night's Melbourne Derby hammering at the hands of Melbourne City.

Victory were thumped 7-0 by their bitter rivals and it proved the last straw for the club's powerbrokers, opting to part ways with Brebner after the match.

The news was confirmed at the post-match press conference, with Victory chairman Anthony Di Pietro confirming Brebner's contratc had been terminated by mutual consent.

"Grant, myself, our Chief Executive and Board members have met and we've come to the agreement that Grant will no longer be the coach of Melbourne Victory," Di Pietro said.

"It is in the best interests of everyone involved – the club, Grant as a person. We wanted to make that clear this evening. Things haven't worked out for a multitude of reasons and there will be a review of everything that has happened to lead to this and what needs to be done.

"Grant is a legend of this club, he's a Championship-winning player, he's a champion person and we can't be more thankful for Grant, his efforts and the work that he's undertaken. He'll remain part of this club forever and the club will be with him on his next steps.

"We're not going to speak about the next steps today. There'll be more announcements in the coming days of the structure going forward."

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Melbourne City players celebrate one of their seven goals on Saturday night

Brebner, who won two championships as a player with Victory, thanked the club for the opportunity as head coach but conceded results meant his demise was inevitable.

"Sadly, my expectations and the club's expectations are a lot higher than the position we sit in. Therefore, the conversation that the Chairman and I had, we are both on the same path," he said.

"I have so much respect for the Chairman, in terms of everything he has achieved and done for this football club. We both want what's right for this football club. As Head Coach, tonight was unacceptable and I take the brunt of that.

"From my perspective, this club will go on, this club will come back bigger and better than the situation we're in now."

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