Alen Stajcic was born on 2 November 1973 and is a former Australian soccer player and is the head coach of the Philippines women's national football team.
11 Facts About Alen Stajcic
Alen Stajcic was appointed coach for Sydney FC in the first season of the Australian W-League.
Alen Stajcic helped the Philippines qualify for the 2023 FIFA Women's World Cup, which was the country's first ever appearance in a World Cup, when he led the team to the semifinals of the 2022 AFC Women's Asian Cup.
Alen Stajcic started as head coach of HSHS in the foundation year and has gone on to win many titles and good performances.
In 2008, Alen Stajcic became the inaugural Sydney FC Women's head coach, until 2014.
Currently, Alen Stajcic stands as the only Australian-born head coach to win a match at a FIFA World Cup.
Alen Stajcic took legal action against the FFA for the sacking and the veil of secrecy behind it, and in May 2019 this legal action lead to a settlement with a 'six figure' settlement accounting for the loss of potential World Cup bonuses and reputation damage.
On 17 June 2021, Alen Stajcic confirmed his departure from the Mariners.
In late October 2021, Alen Stajcic was appointed as head coach of the Malditas, the Philippines women's national football team, ahead of the 2022 AFC Women's Asian Cup.
Alen Stajcic became the only Australian-born coach to qualify for 3 FIFA World Cups.
In March 2022, Alen Stajcic would renew his contract with the Philippines which is set to last until the World Cup despite offers from Australia and Europe.