Sydney FC Head Coach Steve Corica has extended his contract with the club by a further two years, which will see him remain in the Sky Blues’ hot-seat until the end of Hyundai A-League 2021-22 season.
Corica has overseen a Hyundai A-League Championship win during his first season in charge and commits his future to the club with the Sky Blues five points clear at the top of the ladder, having recorded the joint-best start to an A-League season in history.
In confirming his extension, the Sky Blues Hall of Fame Member said there was no better place to be coaching at present.
“These are very special times to be involved with Sydney FC and I’m certain there will be many more memories and good times ahead.
“We have a fantastic culture right throughout the club and my own staff and players play a huge part in that.
“They are a pleasure to work with every day and they show the utmost professionalism in everything we do, which is why I had no hesitation in committing my future here,” said the 46-year old.
“We’ve a long way to go this season but I’m confident we are on the right track to achieve more success and we have the right players on board to do that.”
The 32-time former Socceroo is also the longest serving employee at Sydney FC having been with the club since the inaugural season.
Chairman Scott Barlow, who has also been with the club since inception, says extending Corica’s contract was the natural thing to do.
“Steve has done an excellent job as Head Coach and we are delighted to keep him at Sydney FC.
“He is one of the key driving factors in our recent successes and he has helped establish a strong family culture within the club.
“His progression from player and Captain to Assistant Coach and now Head Coach encompasses the very essence of what it means to be part of Sydney FC and our family values; and we are confident he will continue to bring success and silverware to our club.”
Corica has won more than half (30) of his total 52 games in charge of the Sky Blues and has notched up 26 wins in 40 Hyundai A-League games which is currently the best win percentage (65%) of any coach in A-League history*.
The Sky Blues will head to New Zealand on Saturday to face Wellington Phoenix (kick off 2.45pm AEDT) looking to extend their lead at the top of the Hyundai A-League table.
*Qualifier – Head Coach for 10 games or more.