Report courtesy Olympic Kingsway
Olympic spokesman Steve Nelkovski said the club was determined to return to its former glory.
“It’s a massive coup for Olympic Kingsway,” Nelkovski said.
“Graham is the best coach in the State and the best manager to take Olympic Kingsway back to the top.”
In a decorated coaching career, Normanton has won 22 trophies at the highest level in WA, including five premierships during his time at Perth SC.
“It’s wonderful to be back home,” former Kingsway player Normanton said.
“Olympic Kingsway presented me an exciting project. The blueprint for the next five years is what made me want to return.
“Not only is the future bright for the club but also the local community.”
Normanton replaces another Kingsway favourite, Tom Kilkelly, who decided to step down at the end of last season.
Karl Cherrie has been named as Normanton’s senior assistant, the pair having known each other since 1992 when Normanton coached Cherrie at Kingsway.
Cherrie, a former midfielder who represented New Zealand at U16 level has recently been coaching youth teams in the National Premier Leagues and is highly regarded for developing young talent.
The pair will get to work immediately with pre-season training expected to begin in the first week of December.
“We’ve got a lot of work to do,” Normanton said.
“First we need to finalise our coaching staff for the U21s and U18s before we look at players.”