Sydney FC boss Steve Corica has been sacked, the club's longest-serving manager paying the price for their winless start to the A-League Men season.
Corica was relieved of his duties on Tuesday with assistant David Zdrilic taking charge of first team training.
Sydney have yet to score through their opening three games and sit bottom of the ALM table but it was only last month that Corica guided the Sky Blues to a win in the Australia Cup final.
Corica was a foundation player with Sydney in 2005 and captained the club across a 139-game playing career.
As a coach, he succeeded Graham Arnold in 2018 and won grand finals in 2019 and 2020.
"The Sydney FC board has made the decision to move in a new direction," chairman Scott Barlow said in a statement.
"Steve is a legend of our club and has made an incredible contribution as both a player and coach over our 19-year history.
"He is a true gentleman who has always put Sydney FC first and I would like to personally thank him for all he has done."
Corica becomes the second manager to be axed this season following Rado Vidosic's departure from Melbourne City last week.
Sydney face Adelaide this week before a derby clash with the Western Sydney Wanderers.
Australian Associated Press
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