‘Affected our family deeply’: Tragic reason Marko Rudan has parted ways with Western Sydney Wanderers


Western Sydney Wanderers coach Marko Rudan will depart the club despite being under a long term contract, citing personal reasons.

The Wanderers confirmed Thursday that Rudan was leaving effective immediately by mutual consent.

“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 in a statement.

Western Sydney Wanderers coach Marko Rudan. (Photo by Steve Christo/Corbis via Getty Images)

“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. 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 Rudan, who had joined the club in January 2022 and was about to start a fresh three-year deal.

“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.”

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