Western Sydney Wanderers FC have today confirmed the six-month deal of midfielder Jordon Mutch for the A-League 2020/21 season.
The midfielder joins the club from a recent stint at top-flight Norwegian side Aalesunds FK.
The former Crystal Palace, Birmingham City, Cardiff City, and Watford midfielder brings a wealth of experience and a winning mentality to the Wanderers having won the Championship and League Cup, as well as a runner up for the FA Cup and Canadian Championship.
Mutch has amassed over 200 professional appearances and has played close to 80 matches in the Premier League.
The 29-year-old will link up for a second time with head coach Carl Robinson who he played under at Vancouver Whitecaps.
“Coming to the Western Sydney Wanderers is an opportunity to work again with, in my opinion, the best manager I’ve worked under and to play for the biggest club in Australia is exciting,” said Mutch.
“I have learned a lot from the different cultures, leagues, and playing under many top managers which I have gained a lot of experience from. It’s taught me how much I love the game and to stay dedicated to it as it’s only a short career.
“I have watched the A-League here in the UK and also played in Asia in the Asian Champions League so I have seen a lot of matches and I expect it to be a very competitive league as there are many good teams in it.
“I had the opportunity to work with Robbo (head coach Carl Robinson) at Vancouver Whitecaps. He brings out the best in people as a player and a person, I am delighted to get the opportunity to play under him again.”
Head coach Carl Robinson said Jordon brings another layer of experience and quality to the Wanderers squad.
“Jordon brings experience and quality having played at a high level to show and will show some of our younger players the levels that are needed day in and day out,” said Robinson.
“He is a leader by the way he trains and plays and will fit into the squad very well with his character as we continue to influence the culture and environment.”
Mutch will link up with the squad at the end of the month following his arrival in Australia and mandatory quarantine in Sydney.
Western Sydney Wanderers FC A-League squad
Goalkeepers: Noah James, Daniel Margush
Defenders: Phillip Cancar, Daniel Georgievski, Ziggy Gordon, Dylan McGowan, Tass Mourdoukoutas, Tate Russell, Patrick Ziegler
Midfielders: Keanu Baccus, Graham Dorrans, Anthony Lesiotis, Jordon Mutch, Jordan O’Doherty
Forwards: Simon Cox, Kosta Grozos, Bernie Ibini, Nicolai Muller, Bruce Kamau, James Troisi, Kwame Yeboah
Scholarships: Thomas Aquilina, Jarrod Carluccio, Mark Natta, Daniel Wilmering, Mo Al-Taay, Alessandro Lopane, Stefan Nikolic
Long Term Injury List: Vedran Janjetovic