‘I’ve been tough’: embattled coach turns to Socceroos boss

‘I’ve been tough’: embattled coach turns to Socceroos boss

Steve Corica, the Sydney FC coach under siege, has asked Socceroos boss Graham Arnold for advice on how to handle the pressure he finds himself under.

There remains strong speculation that Macarthur’s recently departed manager Dwight Yorke was set to replace Corica after his side’s struggles this season.

The Sky Blues had won just 14 points in their first 13 games before their 2-1 win over Melbourne on Thursday night, and Arnold, whom Corica replaced at Sydney FC when he joined the Socceroos, found himself in a similar situation before the last game. World Cup of the Year.

Arnold was widely considered to have borrowed time from Qatar, but he shocked the world when he guided Australia to the knockout stage where they narrowly lost to eventual champions Argentina.

“I spoke to him, he said it’s similar, the family takes the brunt of it, they’re the most sensitive to it,” Corica said.

“To be honest, I don’t really read too many headlines, I would say it’s harder for my family because of social media and stuff like that, it’s never pleasant.

“I also have three children, so they’re probably taking it a little worse, and so is my wife.

“When you’re the coach you obviously take the criticism into account and it’s been difficult, let’s face it, it hasn’t been easy, but I’m strong enough and I believe in what I’m doing and what I’m doing. are the players doing and we are on the right track.

“We’re probably seventh (on the ladder) now or something, so as bad as the season everyone says we’ve had (is), we’re not far off.”

Corica said the victory over Victory was not only important for him personally, but also for his players.

“We can build from this,” he said.

“We had…very good conversations with the management group and I think at the end of the day I take responsibility, obviously I’m the head coach, I’m blamed for that as well.

“The players obviously feel the pressure too when the pressure is on the coach.

“That’s all they have to do, keep working hard for each other and they have the quality to win games and if they keep doing that we will keep climbing the ranks.”

Corica was confident he could see Wolves out the door and stay on as Sydney manager for the long term.

“As a football manager you understand what football is all about and it’s about results and getting good results for the club,” he said.

“And I have done that in the past and I’m sure I will continue to do that.”

Meanwhile, Corica hoped that Jack Rodwell would be back to face Central Coast next weekend.

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