The defender has returned to the NIB Stadium after 12-years away.
Ljubo Milicevic admits he exchanged handshakes for hugs after sealing a stunning return to Perth Glory.
The 32-year-old is expected to be unveiled as a Glory player in the next 24-hours after leaving Victorian Premier League minnows Melbourne Nights on Monday to re-join the club that launched his career back in 1999.
After leaving the NIB Stadium in 2001 he took in spells at FC Zurich, Basel, FC Thun and Young Boys in Switzerland and Hadjuk Split in Croatia, as well as brief stints at other A-League clubs including Melbourne Victory and Newcastle Jets.
Reuniting with the Jets this season was mooted but it appears Millicevic will be part of Alistair Edwards’ roster for the 2013/14 season and, although Glory are yet to confirm the transfer, the veteran defender revealed his delight at being given the chance to play for the club again.
“It wasn’t handshakes, it was hugs when I walked into the club. Seeing guys like Ali Edwards, Gareth Naven and Ante Kovacevic was great,” Milicevic told au.fourfourtwo.com.
“And to be at a club that launched my career here before I went to Europe is very special for me. I’m very happy and cannot wait to get started with the team.”