Former Matildas coach Alen Stajcic says he’s done everything within his power to help his players, on and off the field.
The 45-year-old was sacked a few weeks ago after a ‘wellbeing survey’ from Football Federation Australia pointed to a toxic team environment.
He says he ensured all players were looked after.
“I initiated two extra positions in our team to look after their wellbeing – a full-time sports psychologist within the team [and] a full-time wellbeing officer who looked after all their physical requirements – so I did everything I could do within our environment to provide the support,” says Stajcic.
Matildas striker Sam Kerr has backed her former coach, saying – like most – the players are in the dark.
Former Socceroos assistant Ante Milicic is tipped to replace Stajcic for the upcoming World Cup.
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