Western Sydney Wanderers head coach Marko Rudan departs club by mutual consent: Details

Western Sydney Wanderers have confirmed the departure of head coach Marko Rudan from the club due to personal reasons.

Rudan ended his contract by mutual consent with the club after more than two years at the helm. He joined the Wanderers in January 2022 mid-season, earned a contract extension two months later and oversaw his first full season at the club in 2022-23.

In January of 2024 Rudan signed a three-year extension at the club, which was set to keep him at the Wanderers until the end of the 2026-27 Isuzu UTE A-League season.


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“I would like to thank Chairman Mr Paul Lederer, CEO Scott Hudson and the Board for giving me the opportunity to lead this great club,” said Rudan upon confirmation of his departure.

“Unfortunately, due to personal circumstances, I need to end my association with the club.”

“The club is in a healthy position, although we fell short of playing in the Finals this season, I am proud of all the hard work by the players, support staff and executive of the club. 

“A special mention should go to the NPL space with both our senior and Under 20’s currently in first place. The young players have stepped up this season and the future is looking extremely exciting.

“I will be spending my time in the near future being close to my family as we are going through a difficult time as my mother’s brain cancer has come back. 

“I wish to bring awareness to the Brain Cancer Foundation – ‘www.curebraincancer.org.au’. This illness has affected our family deeply.

“Thank you to all the players, staff, executive and fans of Western Sydney Wanderers.”

The club confirmed its search for a new coach has now commenced ahead of the 2024-25 Isuzu UTE A-League season.

Marko Rudan.