Jets welcome additional coaching staff


Newcastle Jets are pleased to welcome Arthur Diles, Huss Skenderovic and Riccardo Marchioli to the Club.

The trio will join Manager Arthur Papas’s coaching staff for the upcoming A-League season.

Diles joins as Head Coach from Xanthi FC in Greece where he held the position of First Team Assistant.

As a player, Diles represented Crawley Town in England, Belgium’s KV Mechelen, along with Sydney Olympic, Sydney United and Parramatta Power in the National Soccer League.



Throughout his coaching career in Australia and abroad, Diles has amassed a wealth of knowledge from his role as Technical Director of Sydney Olympic, to Youth League Coach and Senior Assistant positions with Western Sydney.

Skenderovic comes on board as Assistant Coach.

A former Technical Director at Ajman in the UAE and Adelaide United W-League and Youth Development Coach, Skenderovic joins the Jets from Japan where he has been a Senior Assistant at Kagoshima United Football Club.

Papas also welcomes Riccardo Marchioli to his support staff as Head of Analysis and Individual Development Coach.

The Analyst for Melbourne Victory last season, Marchioli is also an experienced coach, having held multiple positions across the Victorian NPL including Technical Director and Head Coaching roles.

“I’m pleased to have Arthur Diles, Huss Skenderovic and Riccardo Marchioli join a restructured football department at the Newcastle Jets,” Papas said.


“All three possess a variety of competencies and experiences and will add significant expertise to our program.

“Most importantly, they have the attitude and work ethic that’s required to ensure we create an environment that operates at a best practise level.”