Season 7 premiers Perth Glory has a new look coaching team with former striker and club legend Bobby Despotovski  (head coach) and former Glory captain Collette McCallum (assistant coach) to lead the club in 2015/16 W-League season.

Despotovski takes over the reigns from another Glory stalwart in Jamie Harnwell who resigned earlier this month.

The 44 year old is a fixture at Glory have played 241 games, scored 113 goals and won two national championships with the men's team.

“I’ve had great times here at Perth, from scoring goals to winning trophies, now I’m determined for silverware as a coach,” said Depotovski on his appointment.

“I know we have the passion and determination to claim the highest honour in Australian women’s football."

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Coaching wise Despotovski is currently the coach of the top ranked Perth Glory U20 side in the National Premier League.  He will be joined on the bench by newly retired Matilda Collette McCallum.

"I'm thankful to still be involved with the team" said the premiership captain.

"I am looking forward to learning as much as I can from Bobby and Kenny."

Despotovski takes over from Harnwell following the transition of the team from Football West back to the Perth Glory A-League side's administration.

Harnwell was asked to re-apply but declined to do so stating to The West Australian:

"As much as I’m disappointed to leave the girls and not be involved again, I’ve got too much pride and professionalism to do something like that. It’s been 17 years that I’ve been involved with the club in some capacity or another and to be treated like this, I’ve had enough."

While Harnwell's tenure ended abruptly, Despotovski paid tribute to his success with the team last season.

“I’d also like to acknowledge my predecessor and former teammate Jamie Harnwell who led the Women’s team to the Grand Final last season. He had a stellar season and achieved a lot. Hopefully this year, we can go one step further”.

Meanwhile, Harnwell is rumoured to be in line for the vacant Melbourne Victory W-League position.

Perth Glory will commence recruitment of players in the coming weeks but it will be a battle to retain all four of their World Cup Matildas, in particular with Caitlin Foord (NSW), Alanna Kennedy (NSW) and Mackenzie Arnold (QLD) all being lured by their home team clubs.

The W-League season kicks-off on October 17.