Sydney FC with the Australia Cup after a 3-1 victory over Brisbane Roar in the final. Photo Credit: Joshua Davis/The Inner Sanctum

Less than two weeks after Rado Vidosic departed Melbourne City and was replaced by Aurelio Vidmar, the A-League Men has its second coaching departure.

Steve Corica has departed Sydney FC, the club announced on Tuesday morning.

Sydney FC chairman Scott Barlow said the 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 a coach over our 19-year history,” Barlow said in a statement announcing the news.

“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.”

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After being part of the club’s inaugural side in 2005, Corica had remained at the club, progressing through the ranks to club captain, before joining the coaching staff, and eventually leading the side as coach.

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

“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.”

Sydney FC announced that assistant coach David Zdrilic will lead the players in training today.

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