This conversation is a wonderful insight into Ante Juric, the man, and the coach. This conversation is filled with honesty, frankness, and humour as well as significant wisdom.
Ante fell in love with the game in Canberra. Playing for Canberra Deakin, under Tom Sermanni, he made his senior debut for this fantastic club as a youngster, like so many before. The Zelic brothers, Josip Simunic and George Kulcsar to name a few.
He played almost 400 games in the NSL, with Melbourne Knights, Sydney Olympic and Canberra Cosmos. He also plied his trade in Portugal, Norway and Malaysia before finishing his playing days at Sydney United. Ante also played for Australia with the U20’s, the Olyroos and the Socceroos.
Qualifying as a teacher he began his coaching apprenticeship at Westfield Sports High and then Trinity Grammar. He also was an assistant at NSWIS and Sydney FC with the A League Women, working with Alen Stajcic.
Ante has worked with Australia's National Women’s and Men’s Teams, has been National Technical Director for Women, and has coached a range of national junior teams. As Head Coach of Sydney FC Women, he has made five Grand Finals in a row! As Head Coach of Sydney Olympic in the NSW NPL he has just won the Premiership!
Please join Gary Cole on this journey of discovering Ante Juric’s FootballCoaching Life.
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