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Corica not keen on Sydney hot seat

Interim Sydney FC boss Steve Corica has spruiked the club’s vacant coaching job as a ‘great job for anyone’ – just not for him.

The former Socceroo will take charge of the Sky Blues for Friday night’s desperation clash with Brisbane following Ian Crook’s abrupt departure, but has no designs on the role full-time.

“I’m not interested in the top job at the moment,” he declared on Thursday.

“The club’s asked me to take over the role until they find a new coach and I’m happy to do that.

“It’s up to the club to find the right person for the job but I’m happy with my job and being an assistant.

“I’ve still got a lot to learn and hopefully they bring in the right person for me to learn from.

“This will be a great experience for me but it’s only going to be short term.”

Sydney FC CEO Tony Pignata told Sportal he had been inundated with coaching CVs from around the world but would not rush a decision on the new coach.

Asked if he had any inside mail on the favoured candidate, Corica replied: “No, but there’s plenty of names being thrown about.

“This is a big club and it would be a great job for anyone.

“We only want what’s best for the club. Whether it’s an Australian coach or a coach from overseas…wherever the club feel they want to go I’m happy.”

“The club’s got to find the right man to pull them in the right direction.

Corica has had little time to put his stamp on the side post-Crook and is resisting making drastic changes despite a worrying two-game slump.

“We’ve got our structure and the way we want to play and that won’t change,” he said.

“I’ll just be asking the boys to give me 100 percent.

“They’ve (Brisbane) had three losses in a row, we’ve had two so both teams are going to be fighting for victory.

“We’re not going there for one point; we’re going for three points.”

Young striker Joel Chianese, who scored six goals in nine appearances last year, returns for Sydney after five weeks on the sidelines with a quad injury.

Thu 15 Nov, 2012
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