Tony Popovic: Letter to the fans


In three years we’ve had a fantastic time as a club, we’ve played in major competitions, twice in the Champions League, we’ve been in two Grand Finals, won the Premiers’ Plate and the Champions League. We’ve got accustomed to success, expectation is high and that is how we like it.

There has always been a plan and a vision for the Wanderers and that we’d be at a certain point after five years. After three years the fact we’ve achieved so much, we made the decision that now was the right time to take the next step in our evolution as a Club and that includes our playing style.
While we maintain the core values that are so important to this Club – the discipline, hard work, hunger and winning mentality – values that must always remain as they are the cornerstones of this Football Club, within that we want to improve, we want to get better. With the players we have brought in and the changes we’ve made to the coaching staff we feel that this will propel our club forward over the next five years to achieve a lot more success.
This season you will see a very ambitious group of players that want to get back to the top in the Hyundai A-League. You will see the core values of this football club in every match and you will see us evolving and that will take place throughout the year. Players come here because they want to play for a top club, that’s how the new players view us. They saw our success from the outside and they want to be a part of it.
My expectation is for us to always be the best we can be every day and challenge for titles every year. That was the same in year one when we were just forming as a club, when in June we didn’t have a team, internally the ambition was to always challenge for honours.
This is a fantastic club to be a part of and I want us to be the best. We are a young organisation with great ambition and are currently in the next phase of our vision and evolution from the first team to the Academy, where we begin the process of nurturing the future stars of the Wanderers
I look forward to seeing all of our amazing fans this season as we continue our journey to be the best.
Tony Popovic
Head Coach
Western Sydney Wanderers