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Frank Farina sacked as Sydney FC coach

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After months of speculation about his position, Sydney FC have announced they have sacked coach Frank Farina, effectively immediately.

Farina originally joined the Sky Blues in late 2012 on an interim basis - which was later made permanent - but was unable to lift the club into contention for the title in either of his two seasons in charge.

A massive fan protest was staged earlier this year calling for the end of Farina's tenure, only for a series of sporadic results to save the ex-Socceroos coach from a premature exit.

Sydney FC coach Frank Farina has been sacked, effective immediately.

Sydney FC coach Frank Farina has been sacked, effective immediately. Photo: Getty Images

However, with Sydney bowing out of the finals following a 2-1 loss to Melbourne Victory last Friday, the board exercised a clause in Farina's contract that allowed them to terminate his deal immediately. .

"Frank joined us as coach in a difficult period last season and has always given his absolute dedication and commitment to the club," Sydney FC chairman Scott Barlow said. "Frank has shown great integrity and resolve in what has been often challenging circumstances this year. I would like to pay tribute to Frank for his professionalism and wish him well for the future."

21 comments so far

  • David moyes needs a job

    Commenter
    askgrub
    Date and time
    April 23, 2014, 5:03PM
    • I hear David Moyes is looking for a job?

      Commenter
      Bad_Ar
      Location
      Sydney
      Date and time
      April 23, 2014, 5:06PM
      • Considering Farina was given a squad to work with that was not a squad put together by him it is very unfair, however that's football.

        Commenter
        Gerd Muller
        Date and time
        April 23, 2014, 5:10PM
        • How anyone can say it wasn't his squad is baffling. 75% of the squad was either signed or given a contract extension while Frank was there.

          Frank, thanks for 5-0 on MV's turf but I won't remember you for much else positive.

          Commenter
          Scott
          Location
          Moore Park
          Date and time
          April 23, 2014, 5:54PM
      • Blame the coach....

        Commenter
        Generalzod
        Location
        Gymea Bay
        Date and time
        April 23, 2014, 5:11PM
        • And the players who have not been up to scratch and management who have not been up to scratch. Oh one team is not allowed to be wooden spooners maybe management picked the wrong players to spend all the $ on. Supporters are not real supporters only when team winning otherwise they whinge like u know who's.

          Commenter
          HoppyPete
          Location
          Wenty
          Date and time
          April 23, 2014, 5:12PM
          • Once Graham Arnold became available Farina's race was run.

            Commenter
            Arnold Layne
            Date and time
            April 23, 2014, 5:15PM
            • Arnold wil NEVER go to FC

              Commenter
              rayj
              Date and time
              April 23, 2014, 6:25PM
          • Frank Farina to NewCastle Jets, Graham Arnold to Perth , Sydney gets David Moyes and
            John Aloisi a regular spot on the Santo, Sam and Ed's show.

            Commenter
            Badabing
            Location
            The KCop
            Date and time
            April 23, 2014, 5:32PM
            • We need a new coach here in Manchester. Taking applicants !

              Commenter
              Fergie
              Location
              Manchester
              Date and time
              April 23, 2014, 5:46PM

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