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Alen Stajcic opens up on Matildas sacking


Former Matildas coach Alen Stajcic is considering taking legal action against the FFA after being “left in the dark” over his abrupt sacking.

Stajcic released a statement this morning and denied any involvement in “any impropriety or misconduct relating to players or the Matildas set-up”.

He has also called for a “full and independent investigation” into his axing after seeking legal advice.

Stajcic says the impact of his departure has not only ruined his reputation, but has affected him personally.

“My career is in tatters and my reputation has been ruined,” the former Matildas coach said in his statement.

“My family must now live out this daily drama in the public eye.

Stajcic also claimed the lack of communication from the FFA has been disappointing.

“I still do not know the reason(s) why my employment was terminated, aside from Mr Gallop telling me the Matildas had a “poor culture” and I, as Head Coach, was responsible.

“No other explanation has been given to me in spite of my repeated requests for the FFA to provide me with reasons why it had decided, by 19 January 2019, to take the extreme decision to terminate my employment contract.”

The FFA will meet tonight to discuss the manner in which Stajcic was dismissed.

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