Newcastle Jets confirm football department update

The Newcastle Jets can confirm that Riccardo Marchioli will depart the club to take up a Head Coaching opportunity with a Victorian NPL Club.

Newcastle Jets Executive Chairman Shane Mattiske thanked Riccardo for his fantastic contribution to the Newcastle Jets.

“Riccardo has made a very significant contribution to this Club in his time here – within the First Team, the Academy and in coaching the Youth Team to a Championship win.

He’s also been a great contributor to the culture of the Club, and I know that anyone who has worked alongside Riccardo will be the better for it.  

I know our player group thinks very highly of Riccardo and will miss his guidance and support moving forward.

We wish Riccardo well in this new challenge back in his hometown of Melbourne.”

The Club can also confirm it has mutually agreed to release Georgian midfielder Beka Dartsmelia on compassionate grounds.  Dartsmelia is currently in Georgia on international duty with the u/21 Georgian side and will remain at home rather than returning to Newcastle. 

Dartsmelia made over 18 appearances for the Jets, scoring one goal.