Sky Blues’ history-maker out to prolong ‘dynasty’ after inking contract extension

Sydney FC head coach Ante Juric will remain at the helm for another two seasons after putting pen-to-paper on a new contract extension.

Fresh off sealing a second-consecutive Liberty A-League Championship, Sydney FC have wasted little time in locking down their iconic head coach, who is already preparing for an eighth campaign in charge of the Champions.

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With one year remaining on his current contract, Juric has now signed on until the end of the 2025-26 season, further extending his record as the club’s longest serving head coach.

“I am humbled to be offered a contract extension taking me through to season 2025-26 as I have thoroughly enjoyed coaching and working for the club,” said Juric.

“This will take me to nine seasons with Sydney FC and I am extremely proud, as it reflects on the good work the coaching staff and I have done over the years. 

“Our enthusiasm and passion has got stronger and I am excited at the thought of what we can continue to achieve and build on this dynasty of success we are enjoying.

He continued: “We have worked so hard to achieve it and we have the inner drive and self-belief to do well in the coming years. The memories have been special and I will cherish them forever.

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“There are many more positive memories ahead and we will keep working hard to secure them.

“The stability in Sydney FC’s coaching staff will help our young and relatively new team continue doing well and keep our loyal Members and fans happy and excited to watch us play.  I am excited for what the future holds.”

Since taking charge of Sydney FC Juric has maintained a quite remarkable record at the club having qualified for every Grand Final since 2017, whilst also capturing three Premierships during his tenure.

“Ante has an exceptional talent for bringing the best out of the players he works with and he is undoubtedly one of the best coaches in our game,” added Sydney FC chairman Scott Barlow.

““His achievement in guiding Sydney FC to seven consecutive Grand Finals is unprecedented and his six major trophy wins show he has what it takes to build title winning sides.

“His talent identification is second to none in the Women’s game and we are extremely pleased he will be staying with Sydney FC for two more years.”

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