Central Coast Mariners are pleased to announce that former Bundesliga forward Nicolai Müller is Head Coach Nick Montgomery’s first new signing of the 2021/22 season.
Nicolai joins the club after a stint with Western Sydney Wanderers where he made 37 appearances in two years, scoring seven A-League goals.
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Müller primarily plays as an attacking midfielder but can also be deployed as a striker which will be of great advantage to Montgomery in his inaugural A-League season as Head Coach.
Before migrating to Australia in 2019, Müller played across Germany in the Bundesliga with clubs such as Eintracht Frankfurt, Mainz 05 and Hamburger SV, where he amassed more than 300 appearances, along with starts in the UEFA Europa League with Eintracht Frankfurt.
Ahead of meeting his new team-mates, Nicolai spoke of the anticipation he has for the upcoming season.
“I am really pleased to join the Mariners for the upcoming season. I can’t wait to start training with my new team and meet all the players, coaches and backroom staff.”
“I am sure I can help the team with my past playing experience to help re-establish the success of last season” he added.
Nick Montgomery spoke of the excitement he has in welcoming this player to the squad with his wealth of experience.
“Not only does he bring experience to the squad, he will be a great mentor who will have a positive influence on our young players that we have coming through the ranks.”
“After early discussions with Nicolai, I instantly knew he was a player I wanted to bring to the team with the quality he possesses” Montgomery said.
“I am absolutely delighted that we can bring a player of his calibre on board, and I can’t wait to get Nicolai integrated into the squad, ready for pre-season.”
Made in Germany, now a Coastie!
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Mariners Head of Football Ken Schembri praised his professionalism and creativity, having spent many years in the German Bundesliga.
“We have been looking for specific players to strengthen our squad, and Nicolai will hopefully provide creativity and experience to our squad.”
“We believe Nicolai is a true professional and will be a great acquisition to our squad” Schembri said.
The 33-year-old will be looking to make an instant impact for the Yellow and Navy, hopefully in our Round of 32 FFA Cup match v Blacktown City, before our A-League season begins.