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What’s former Leeds United man Paddy Kisnorbo up to now as Wednesday news headlines emerge?

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Former Leeds United fan favourite, Paddy Kisnorbo, has taken the reins as manager of Ligue 1 side ES Troyes AC.

The former Australia international played 57 times in four seasons for the Whites, before re-joining his native A-League side Melbourne City, where he played until his retirement in 2016.

Kisnorbo became a youth team coach with Melbourne City and went on to be the women’s coach for 2017/18. The centre-back was then handed the chance to be a coach with the men’s senior side, firstly as an assistant, and then as the first-team manager from 2020 until now.

Following impressive performances with the side in the A-League, winning back-to-back titles in the last two seasons, Kisnorbo has joined French side Troyes as first-team manager on a two-and-a-half year contract, the club have announced:

Melbourne City, thanked the man they call a legend for his efforts with their side, and also tweeted: “Forever part of the City family.”

The City Football Group, which spans across various teams and countries, has kept Kisnorbo within their ranks, as they have moved him across to Ligue 1 with Troyes.

Journalist, Fabrizio Romano, tweeted about the appointment and believes the Australian is well thought of within Manchester City’s footballing group, he said: “Kisnorbo is highly appreciated within City Group and now will have chance in European football.”

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Given how much injuries held him back as a player, it is good to see Kisnorbo succeeding as a manager.

He had a 58% win record in Australia with Melbourne City, and is clearly ready to test himself in a stronger league.

Perhaps one to keep an eye on as he makes the jump into management in a top five league. Leeds fans will be wishing him well.

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