Stajcic Insists He Supported Matildas

Tuesday, February 12th, 2019

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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