Albion have named former Australia international Dario Vidosic as the new head coach of their senior women’s team.

The 37-year-old was born in what is now Croatia but raised in Australia and was most recently in charge of Melbourne City women’s team.

He has agreed a contract until 2027 and will be assisted by Chris Roberts, who was at Everton until the end of last season.

Vidosic will head to the UK once his work permit is processed.

Mikey Harris, who took interim charge during the second half of last season, is returning to the academy as coaching and pathway manager.

Zoe Johnson, managing director of women’s and girls’ football, said: “From the start of the process to appoint our new head coach Dario was someone who caught our eye as a young coach with a progressive outlook.

“He has a playing style and philosophy that aligns with how we want Brighton and Hove Albion teams to play. We are really excited to start working with Dario to prepare for the upcoming WSL season.”

Vidosic led Melbourne to the regular season league title last term.

He played Brisbane Roar, Melbourne City and Adelaide United as well having stints in Germany, New Zealand, China, India and Switzerland.