Wanderers and Rudan part ways

Western Sydney Wanderers FC can confirm that due to personal reasons, head coach Marko Rudan, will depart the club by mutual consent, effective immediately.

“I would like to thank Chairman Mr Paul Lederer, CEO Scott Hudson and the Board for giving me the opportunity to lead this great club. Unfortunately, due to personal circumstances, I need to end my association with the club,” said Rudan.

“The club is in a healthy position, although we fell short of playing in the Finals this season, I am proud of all the hard work by the players, support staff and executive of the club. 

“A special mention should go to the NPL space with both our senior and Under 20’s currently in first place. The young players have stepped up this season and the future is looking extremely exciting.

“I will be spending my time in the near future being close to my family as we are going through a difficult time as my mother’s brain cancer has come back. 

“I wish to bring awareness to the Brain Cancer Foundation – ‘www.curebraincancer.org.au’. This illness has affected our family deeply.

“Thank you to all the players, staff, executive and fans of Western Sydney Wanderers.”

Wanderers CEO Scott Hudson thanked head coach Marko Rudan for his service to the club since joining in January 2022. 

“Marko has demonstrated complete dedication to the role in his time here, culminating in him leading us to a Finals campaign last season after many years in the wilderness,” said Hudson.

“We thank Marko for his efforts and wish him, and his family, all the best for the future.”

The club will now commence its search for a new Head Coach in preparation for the 2024/25 Isuzu UTE A-League season.