Sydney FC have announced the appointment of of Young Socceroos Head Coach Ufuk Talay as their new Assistant coach.
The 42-year-old will begin his new role with the Sky Blues immediately, replacing former Assistant Phil Moss who resigned in order to pursue a career outside football.
Since his appointment as Young Socceroos Head Coach in 2016 he has guided them to the under 19’s Championship Finals in October, where they will play for a coveted spot at next year’s FIFA Under 20 World Cup.
Before taking over Paul Okon for the position of head coach of the Young Socceroos, he was assistant coach at the AIS Centre of Excellence and for the Joeys
Talay, who was a member of the Sky Blue’s inaugural championship-winning side in 2005/06, made 59 appearance for the club scoring six times, during a three-year playing spell at Allianz Stadium.
“This is a huge honour to be returning to Sydney FC and I’m delighted to be coming in to work with Steve at such an exciting time in the club’s history,” he said.
“Sydney FC have a great mix of players for next season and I feel it is going to be another very successful year for the club.
“I’ve heard a lot about the culture and the fantastic family feel at Sydney FC and I’m looking forward to experiencing it and adding my own energy to it.
“The players return at the start of July, so I will be working with Steve in the next two weeks to ensure everything is ready for them to hit the ground running when they come back.
“I’d also like to say thank you to the FFA, David Gallop and Luke Casserly for the opportunities afforded to me throughout my time with the FFA. I’d like to wish all the best to the staff and players in Russia.”