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Australia appoints Ante Milicic to lead Matildas to World Cup

Alen Stajcic has described the personal and professional impact of the saga over his dismissal as Matildas head coach.
Speaking to the media for the first time since being axed as Matildas head coach, Stajcic says he remains in the dark about the reasons for his dismissal.

Football Federation Australia has given perennial right-hand man Ante Milicic the job of restoring unity within the Matildas and winning this year's World Cup.

The 44-year-old, who has no experience in charge of a women's side, has been appointed as interim national team coach until the end of Australia's campaign at the World Cup, which commences on June 7.

He succeeds deposed boss Alen Stajcic, fired by FFA last month after surveys and investigations suggested a toxic culture had spread under...

Matildas to appoint Ante Milicic as interim World Cup coach - report

Alen Stajcic has described the personal and professional impact of the saga over his dismissal as Matildas head coach.
Speaking to the media for the first time since being axed as Matildas head coach, Stajcic says he remains in the dark about the reasons for his dismissal.

The Matildas coaching dramas has taken another turn with Ante Milicic reportedly set to lead the national side to the World Cup on an interim capacity.

Milicic is tipped to have beaten a number of candidates, a couple of whom are believed to be from overseas and have been interviewed by the FFA over the past fortnight.

The former Socceroos representative takes over from the Alen Stajcic, who is still exploring his legal options after being sacked last month.

Milicic, 44, has been a part of a FFA...

Heartbreak, allegations and zero transparency: The fallout from Australia's Alen Stajcic debacle

Every time the dust tries to settle around the curious case of Alen Stajcic's abrupt sacking, conversation and speculation blows in to stir things up again.

With each fresh disturbance the debris settles a little further out, to the extent that few in Australia's wider football family have not been touched by Football Federation Australia's bombshell decision to sack Stajcic as Matildas coach.

The man at the centre of the storm, the now "former" coach of Australia's national women's team, sounded...

Former Matildas boss Alen Stajcic hits back at Football Federation Australia

Alen Stajcic has described the personal and professional impact of the saga over his dismissal as Matildas head coach.
Speaking to the media for the first time since being axed as Matildas head coach, Stajcic says he remains in the dark about the reasons for his dismissal.

Alen Stajcic has called for an independent inquiry into his controversial dismissal as Matildas coach in a bid to restore his damaged reputation.

After issuing a 1,673 word statement early on Monday, an emotional Stajcic held a 40-minute press conference in North Sydney.

He was almost in tears when talking about the the pain the saga has inflicted on his family since his axing three weeks ago over alleged workplace and culture issues.

"By coming here today and presenting my facts and chain of events...

Alen Stajcic 'remains in the dark' over controversial dismissal - FCA

A frustrated Alen Stajcic still doesn't know exactly why he was sacked as Matildas coach almost three weeks ago, according to Football Coaches Australia (FCA).

FCA says it remains committed to help Stajcic finalise a settlement with Football Federation Australia after he was axed just five months before the women's World Cup in France.

Stajcic was sacked on Jan. 18 with the FFA hierarchy citing confidentiality arrangements for refusing to detail its reasons.

FCA, an organisation established to support...