A-league boss Matt Carroll is convinced a Ricki Herbert-helmed, New Zealand Soccer-supported team can succeed in the A-League and win over a sceptical Kiwi sporting public.

Carroll, Football Federation Australia’s head of operations, joined NZ Soccer chief executive Graham Seatter at a media conference in Auckland on Monday to outline the future of the A-League crisis club.

NZ Soccer has taken over the day-to-day management of the Knights on the FFA’s behalf until the end of the season after the club’s owners, Octagon Sports, had their licence revoked on December 14 due to an “insolvency issue”.

Carroll backs NZ Soccer to save Knights