Melbourne Victory coach Carlos Salvachua resigns, returning to Europe

Carlos Salvachua resigned his position as Melbourne Victory head coach in order to be closer to his extended family in Spain. Ashley Feder/Getty Images

Melbourne Victory head coach Carlos Salvachua has tendered his resignation and will seek employment in Europe in order to be closer to his extended family in Spain.

Salvachua, 47, informed Victory of his decision last week after two seasons with the club.

In a statement released on Saturday, Victory chief executive Trent Jacobs thanked Salvachua for his work since he joined the club as an assistant ahead of the 2018-19 A-League season.

"On behalf of everyone at Melbourne Victory we would like to thank Carlos for his professionalism, hard work and commitment to our Club over the past two seasons," Jacobs said.

"Given the current environment around the world and the fact we are working through a process to appoint our next A-League Head Coach, we understand and accept Carlos' decision to return to Europe.

"Carlos' short tenure as Head Coach included securing our Club's first away win in the AFC Champions League, ultimately seeing us qualifying for the 2020 Group Stage."

The club will advise on the coaching restructure for the remainder of the season.