Rudan pens contract extension until the end of 2026/27

Western Sydney Wanderers FC are proud to announce that Isuzu UTE A-League head coach Marko Rudan has agreed to a three-year extension that will see him at the club until the end of the 2026/27 season.

Rudan has been at the helm of the Wanderers first team since January 2022.

In his first full season at the club, Rudan reached several football milestones including equalling the highest number of home wins in a season, fewest goals conceded and best goal difference since the club’s inaugural season, and 10 clean sheets in a season – equalling a club record. 

A very proud and passionate Western Sydney local, Rudan has stamped his values and culture on the playing squad and has had them consistently feature within the Top Four as well as guided them to their first Finals Series appearance since the 2016/17 season.

Western Sydney Wanderers Chairman Paul Lederer said he’s seen a revitalised Wanderers under head coach Marko Rudan.

“Over the last season and a half, we have seen a rejuvenated Western Sydney Wanderers football club under head coach Marko Rudan with the team maintaining and exemplifying our core values of fight, unity and excellence,” said Lederer.

“His understanding of the domestic football landscape has seen the club return to winning ways and his knowledge of the region has helped rebuild the connection with our members and fans.

“We look forward to Marko continuing to work hard over the next three seasons at the Western Sydney Wanderers.”

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Western Sydney Wanderers CEO Scott Hudson said the extension ensures stability at the club. 

“Head coach Marko Rudan’s contract extension ensures that we have stability at our club for the next three Isuzu UTE A-League seasons,” said Hudson.

“Marko has embraced our commitment to the region not only as a football club, but as a club for the people of Western Sydney, and has renewed our members and fans belief.”

Western Sydney Wanderers head coach Marko Rudan thanked the club for their support and the opportunity to continue his journey at the Wanderers.

“This is the region where I grew up, fell in love with the game of football and started my professional playing and coaching career,” said Rudan.

“I have always said that this role is personal for me and we have been building something very special. We have worked hard to build back some of that trust from the members and fans through instilling a DNA in the team that they can be proud of.

“As part of our ongoing plan to rebuild this football club to be competitive every season, we have also taken a focus on our Wanderers Academy and have established a stronger pathway to not only develop the next generation of Wanderers but also provide them with opportunities to go overseas.

“I would like to thank the Chairman Paul Lederer, board members Jefferson Cheng and Glenn Duncan and their families, and CEO Scott Hudson for their support and belief.

“The next three years will see us continue to work hard to bring back pride not only to this football club but the Western Sydney region.”