Sydney FC Head Coach Steve Corica To Leave Club

Sydney FC and Isuzu-UTE A-League Men’s Head Coach Steve Corica have agreed to part ways after 19 years.

Corica departs as the longest serving Head Coach in Sydney FC history with 182 games in charge and as the club’s most decorated servant having won 13 trophies.

Sydney FC Chairman Scott Barlow said: “The Sydney FC Board has made the decision to move in a new direction.

“Steve is a legend of our club and has made an incredible contribution as both a player and coach over our 19-year history.

“He is a true gentleman who has always put Sydney FC first and I would like to personally thank him for all he has done.”

Corica has represented the Sky Blues as both a player and Head Coach

Corica joined Sydney FC at the club’s inception in 2005 and progressed from a foundation player to club captain and Head Coach.

“It is very difficult to depart Sydney FC after being here for such a long time but I leave with unbelievable memories,” said Corica. 

“There are so many people to thank but most of all I would like to thank all my amazing staff and players as well as the Sydney FC Members and fans.

“I could never have imagined that when I set foot into this brand, new club in 2005, I would go on to spend the next 19 years of my life here. I will always look back on my time with Sydney FC with incredible fondness.”

As a player Corica made 139 appearances, scoring 31 goals and Corica led the club as Head Coach in 182 matches.

In total he won five Championships, four Premierships, two Australia Cups, the Oceania Club Championship and an A-League Youth Championship.

Assistant Coach David Zdrilic will lead the players in training today.