Sydney FC appoint long-time assistant Steve Corica as new head coach

Sydney FC appoint long-time assistant Steve Corica as their new head coach, the club announced on Wednesday.

Corica was previously an assistant at Sydney FC under four head coaches – Vitezslav Lavicka, Ian Crook, Frank Farina and then Graham Arnold.

In his playing career, Corica has been with the club since their inception, having played 137 times and scoring 31 goals. He scored the Sky Blues’ winning goal in the inaugural A-League final in 2006.

“I’m very honoured and proud to be the head coach of Sydney FC,” Corica said, as quoted by SBS The World Game.

“I’m very passionate about the club. I’ve been here from the start, 13 years, as a player, captain, assistant coach, youth team coach, and now it’s my time to take the club forward as head coach.

“We’ve a very talented group of players and staff and with the majority of the squad from the last two years staying together, we want to grow the club and I expect to be challenging again for the top trophies.