13 Nov 2012

Sydney FC coach vacancy attracting global interest

11:21 am on 13 November 2012

The Sydney Football Club's chief executive Tony Pignata says there's been international interest for the vacant coaching position following former manager Ian Crook's shock resignation.

Crook quit the A-League club just six games into his reign following Saturday's 3-2 defeat by the Melbourne Victory, claiming the pressure of the role was affecting his health.

That left the Sky Blues looking for a seventh coach in their eight-year history but Pignata is confident of finding a replacement before the end of the month.

The Wellington Phoenix coach Ricki Herbert is one of a list of names, which includes Frank Farina and two-time A-League winning mentor Ernie Merrick, linked to taking over at Sydney.

However, Pignata would not rule out the possibility of the new manager coming from somewhere abroad.