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John van't Schip back for Heart

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It's back to the future for Melbourne Heart as John van't Schip has been appointed as interim manager at the club it was announced on Monday afternoon.

Van't Schip was the first manager in club history, having lead the side through their inaugural 2009-10 season until resigning for personal reasons in the 2011-12 season.

Melbourne Heart CEO Scott Munn, made it clear that van't Schip was the first call after the dismissal of John Aloisi and he instantly agreed to come on as an interim manager.

There will be plenty of familiarity with the team for van't Schip with little changes to the side under John Aloisi's reign, allowing the Dutchman to pick up where he left off.

Van't Schip was in charge of Heart for their only finals appearance in the 2011-12 season, when they snuck in to the last place thanks to Newcastle Jets losing on the final day before being beat in their minor semi-final 3-0 by Perth Glory.

The Dutchman went from there to Chivas Guadelajara in Mexico where he coached one season, in 2012-13 being the fourth in a line of six coaches as Chivas' fortunes have almost followed that of the Mexican National Team with a revolving door for coaches and poor results.

It was pointed out in the announcement that this is an interim appointment for the remainder of the season, of course if van't Schip performs well that could extend out.

What that appointment does is buy the likely, soon to be new owners of the club time to look through the options and make the right appointment.

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