Coach Alen Stajcic wants a “new challenge” after confirming his departure from the Central Coast Mariners.
As reported on Wednesday, Stajcic, and his assistant Nahuel Arrarte, have left the Gosford-based club after lifting them from the wooden spoon to a third-placed finish on the A-League ladder.
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“After a long period of discussions and reflections I have decided that I want a new challenge and to go in a new direction in my coaching journey,” former Matildas coach Stajcic said.
“I came to the club in 2019 when it had just one win in 22 matches and when I was also at a crossroads in my career.
“I came here with enormous goodwill and today I leave with a lifetime of bonds, friendships and memories.
“I will be forever grateful. I believe I have repaid that faith…