21/04/2024

Sydney FC lifting the 2023 Australia Cup, which would mark Steve Corica's last win in charge of the Sky Blues. Photo Credit: Joshua Davis/The Inner Sanctum

Sydney FC has announced its new manager, and it is a familiar face for the club.

The Sky Blues have announced Ufuk Talay as coach, who was most recently in charge of the Wellington Phoenix in the A-League Men competition as a head coach.

Talay’s appointment follows the departure of former coach Steve Corica on Monday.

“This is Australia’s most successful club, and it matches my own expectations of challenging for league titles every season,” Talay said.

“I have won a Championship as a player and as an assistant coach here, and now I want to do it as head coach.”

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Sydney FC Chairman Scott Barlow was full of praise for the new coach.

“Ufuk is a talented and dynamic coach who will bring his positive, attacking style of football to Sydney FC,” Barlow said.

“He has proven he is an astute tactician with excellent player management skills, and he has the ability to bring the best out of our young squad.

“As a former Sydney FC player and coach, Ufuk is well aware of the high expectations and targets we have at the club, and we believe he is the right man to achieve them.”

Talay has signed a contract until the end of the 2024/25 season.

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