Trani joins Jets as Miller's assistant

The long-time assistant coach has joined his fifth A-League club, replacing Jean-Paul de Marigny after two years with Melbourne City

Newcastle Jets have lured former Melbourne City assistant coach Luciano Trani north as to support Scott Miller.

The Jets will be Trani's fifth A-League club, with the 49-year-old having previously worked at Wellington Phoenix, Adelaide United and Brisbane Roar.

Trani left City last month, ending a two-year stint at the Bundoora-based club, and replaces Jean-Paul de Marigny, who has returned to Melbourne Victory.

"It was evident throughout the recruitment process that Luciano will provide the skill set, knowledge and mentality to assist in our progression," Miller said of Trani in a statement on the Jets' website.

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"Luciano will help us create an environment in which we demand high performance, work ethic, and individual player development."

Meanwhile, City have retained the services of winger Nick Fitzgerald for the next two seasons and signed 17-year-old forward Daniel Arzani.

Fitzgerald scored three goals in 13 games for City after joining in the January transfer window from Central Coast Mariners.

It has also been reported City will retain Anthony Caceres' services on loan from Manchester City in the 2016-17 season, with Luke Brattan also expected to make that switch.