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Former Filipinas coach Alen Stajcic joins Australian membership Perth Glory

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FILE–Former Filipinas head coach Alen Stajcic and Sofia Harrison of Philippines rejoice after the FIFA Girls’s World Cup match between New Zealand and Philippines on July 25, 2023 in Wellington, New Zealand. –Mathias Bergeld / BILDBYRÅN

Alen Stajcic was formally named the brand new coach of Australian males’s membership Perth Glory, two days after deciding to finish his exceptional tenure steering the Philippines to a maiden Fifa Girls’s World Cup look.

The A-League membership made the announcement on Thursday which in the end confirmed rumors earlier than the Girls’s World Cup of Stajcic being eyed to take over Perth as soon as he completes his duties dealing with the Filipinas.

An Australian media outlet had reported in June that the Glory have been eyeing Stajcic to name the pictures amid struggles on each the monetary facet and on the pitch.

“I consider an unimaginable alternative now exists to re-establish Glory as one of many giants of Australian soccer and that imaginative and prescient is one shared by everybody on the membership,” Stajcic stated in an announcement posted on the membership’s web site.

“I take nice confidence from the groundwork which has been put in over the past yr to set the membership again on the trail to success and am excited to assist proceed that course of,” he added.

Stajcic opted to take a unique course after guiding the Philippine ladies’s facet to unprecedented heights since being appointed in late-2021.

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Spectators react because the Philippines groups rejoice following the Girls’s World Cup Group A soccer match between New Zealand and the Philippines in Wellington, New Zealand, Tuesday, July 25, 2023. (AP Photograph/Andrew Cornaga)

The semifinal look on the 2022 AFC Girls’s Asian Cup allowed the Filipinas to qualify for the Girls’s World Cup, a feat no different nationwide facet of any gender of any age group has pulled off prior.

The Filipinas additionally gained the 2022 AFF Girls’s Championship, claimed bronze ultimately yr’s Vietnam Southeast Asian Video games and climbed to forty sixth on this planet beneath Stajcic’s watch.

Stajcic’s pact with the Philippines ended after a 6-0 loss to Norway within the ultimate group stage match in Auckland, New Zealand.

Throughout the Girls’s World Cup, the Filipinas claimed a 1-0 win over New Zealand on Sarina Bolden’s first-half objective.

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