Joe Montemurro is a former professional soccer player who played in a midfield during a brief career. More notably, he has carved out a name for himself in management and is currently in charge of Juventus's women's team.
Montemurro played for Brunswick Juventus, Neuchatel Xamax and Potenza before a spell on the books of Treviso. His coaching career began at Brunswick Juventus.
Montemurro then coached the first team at Sunshine George Cross before moving on to Coburg United, Port Moresby, Melbourne Victory Women, Melbourne City Women and Arsenal Women.
Joe Montemurro's playing career
Montemurro spent his youth career at Brunswick Juventus and made his first appearance in the National Soccer League for them at the age of 16.
After his spell there, he moved to Swiss club Neuchatel Xamax. Spells at Potenza and Treviso in Serie C2 followed.
He returned to Australia in 1996, playing in the Victorian State leagues and launching his coaching education.
Early coaching career
Montemurro began his coaching career with Brunswick Juventus' youngsters before a spell coaching in the Victorian Premier league with Green Gully U-21. He took them to second place in his first year in charge.
In 2002/03, Montemurro took charge of Melbourne Knights' youth team, guiding them to the Southern Division Championship, although the team lost the play-off to become national youth champions.
After a successful spell at South Melbourne, he took over Sunshine George Cross' first team, saving them from relegation.
In 2008, he was appointed head coach of Coburg United in Victorian State League 1, earning them promotion to the top flight for the first time in the club's history.
In 2010, he returned to South Melbourne and resumed his youth coaching career, guiding the team to the league title without defeat. He was promoted to assistant senior coach and achieved further success before taking over at Port Moresby in the Papua New Guinea National Soccer League.
The club reached the final of the championship play-offs after finishing third in the league, but lost 3-0 to Hekari United.
In 2014, he returned to Melbourne and headed up coaching at the National Training Centre for women's soccer in Victoria.
Time in Melbourne
Montemurro was appointed head coach of the Melbourne Victory W-League side in May 2014. He led them to second place, although they lost the play-off semi-final to Canberra United via a penalty shootout.
He left at the end of the season to take charge of Melbourne City's youth side before going on to coach their women's team.
In 2015/16, Montemurro led Melbourne City Women to the double, which included an unbeaten league season. He was subsequently brought into the men's senior set-up as an assistant coach, eventually relinquishing his women's coaching duties to become the men's chief assistant coach.
Joe Montemurro and Arsenal Women
It did not take Montemurro long to begin his revival of a team which had once dominated English women's soccer. His first piece of silverware was the League Cup which they won with a 1-0 final victory over Manchester City in March 2018.
Montemurro led Arsenal to the FA Cup final in May 2018. However, they but they were beaten 3-1 by Chelsea in front of a record crowd of 45,423 at Wembley.
The winning run was eventually brought to a halt by a 2-0 defeat at the hands of Manchester City when Arsenal were struggling with injuries. They bounced back, however, and went on to secure the FA WSL title with a fixture to spare.
Montemurro capped the season off by winning the WSL League Manager's Association Coach of the Year.
His family is of Italian descent, having moved from Italy to Australia following the end of the World War II.
Joe Montemurro's net worth
Montemurro's net worth is unknown. However, it is fair to assume he has accumulated more wealth than he had at the start of his coaching career, when he had to supplement mentoring players with working in bars and cafes.