Canberra United coach Jitka Klimkova has applied for the Matildas head coach position. Photo: Getty Images
Canberra United's Jitka Klimkova is officially in contention for the Matildas' head coach role, following the resignation of Tom Sermanni from the job last month.
The position was advertised after Sermanni accepted a role leading the US women's national team last month, the biggest job in women's football.
Klimkova, who holds a UEFA pro-license, the top coaching qualification in Europe, is the reigning W-League coach of the year, and a popular favourite to take control of the national team following Sermanni's exit.
The Czech had not lost a W-League match until United's 3-0 loss to Melbourne, coincidentally the day before the November 18 application deadline.
Klimkova submitted her CV, which also includes international playing experience and time coaching the Czech under-17 and under-19 national sides, just before the cut-off.
''They got it, they answered me [that] they appreciate the application and we'll see what happens,'' she said.
It's understood there was considerable interest in the job from within Australia and overseas.