Assistant Coach moves onto new opportunity

Sydney FC Assistant Coach Rob Stanton is to leave the club to take on a new opportunity.

Stanton has spent the past eight years with Sydney FC after initially being appointed National Youth League Head Coach in 2015 and graduating to Sydney FC Men’s Assistant Coach in 2018.

Rob Stanton coaching last season

Stanton oversaw a successful first few years of the Sky Blues Academy, winning the first grade promotion to the NPL NSW Men’s 1 in his first season as well as the National Youth League title in 2016.

As an assistant to Sydney FC Head Coach Steve Corica he helped the club to back to back A-League Men’s Championships and the double in 2019 and 2020.

Stanton was also appointed A-League All Stars Assistant Coach to Dwight Yorke for their clash with Barcelona last year.

Stanton said: “I’ve had a phenomenal eight years at Sydney FC and some fantastic opportunities to advance my career.

“I’d like to thank everyone at the club from the players and the staff I have worked with to the Sydney FC Board and Members for their support.

“Most importantly I’d like to thank Steve Corica for the trust and confidence he has shown in me.

Stanton chatting with Steve Corica during a training session

“I feel this is the right time and right opportunity for me to move on and I’m looking forward to a new challenge.”

Head Coach Steve Corica thanked Stanton for the work he had given to Sydney FC.

“Rob has been an excellent assistant and provided great support for the past five seasons,” he said.

Rob Stanton (right) with Dwight Yorke and Heather Garriock from the A-League All Stars

“He is a dedicated football man with a very good tactical brain and he deserves an opportunity to step up.

“I wish him all the best.”

Stanton leaves the club immediately and the Sky Blues will announce a replacement in due course.