Tony Popovic linked with Sydney FC coaching job

Tony Popovic is waiting for an offer from his former side Western Sydney Wanderers after his sour experience in Turkey.

Popovic left Western Sydney Wanderers on the eve of the A-League season in a shocking announcement. He later plied his trade in Turkey’s Super League to coach Karabukspor as a gateway to Europe.

However, the 44-year-old was sacked in last December after 10 defeats from 11 game.

With Popovic in Australia assessing his future, Zeljko Kakac, the former assistant who followed Popovic out of Western Sydney Wanderers, revealed the future of his long-time friend.

“Poppa is back in Sydney now and is waiting for the right opportunity to come along,” Kalac told SBS The World Game on Monday.

Moreover, Kalac stated that Popovic had been linked with the Sydney FC coaching post and still looking for a job overseas.

“I think Poppa will coach at the highest level … but he has to get past some difficult perceptions in places like Europe,” Kalac said.

“Over there the opinion is ‘you’re Australian, what do you know about football?’.

“We live in a bubble here and all we have is the A-League and that doesn’t count for much in Europe.

“Poppa will just keep challenging himself to coach at the very best level that he’s allowed to.”