Montemurro was hopeful of inspiring young coaches down under, but was purely focused on growing the game.

“I do my job in the best way possible and go along affecting behaviour of players, people and giving them something they can aspire to,” he said. “I’m lucky I’m doing it at a club that’s one of the biggest in the world and in women’s football – they’re on of the best in Europe.

“I don’t say ‘Oh, I’ve got to achieve this for the Australian game’, it’s not what I do. If I’m an inspiration to someone, if someone goes ahead and continues to want to be a coach and if players thrive in the possibilities of what can happen, then great.

“My job is for the game and the better of the game. If what I’m doing is better for the game and keeping people in the game and giving inspiration to coaches going forward, then I’ll continue to do that.

“I just tend to think, just football aside, I don’t really judge the person on the footballing ability. I judge them on how they are as a human being and their belief to go forward.

“If they want to be part of it, then I’ll contribute and do as much as I can.”

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Arsenal are chasing Manchester City on the WSL table, but Montemurro praised his team’s resilience after having a number of key players injured this season including Viktoria Schnaderbeck, Danielle Carter and Tabea Kemme.

The former W-League boss added his team was hungry for a title.

“We’re just really focusing on what we need to do, and we’ve had to manage the team a little bit differently over the Christmas period due to our long-term injuries,” he said.

“We’ve had to reassess things and relook at things. We’re in a very good position, we’re a game in hand, we’re a point behind and we’re distancing ourselves from third spot. We’re in a position of control and we’ll definitely determine our destiny.”