Sydney FC Club Legend, Hall of Fame Member and General Manager of Football Operations Terry McFlynn has today departed the club to pursue other football opportunities.
McFlynn has been with Sydney FC since the club’s inception, winning the inaugural Hyundai A-League Grand Final in 2006, before going on to make 214 appearances across all competitions for the Sky Blues, scoring seven goals.
After a playing career that saw McFlynn claim another Championship and a Premiership in 2010, the Northern Irishman moved to the Sky Blues’ backroom staff as General Manager of Player Welfare before assuming his current role ahead of the 2017/18 season.
McFlynn played a pivotal role in the Sky Blues’ most successful period in their history, liaising with new players and assisting them in integrating into life in the harbour city under Head Coaches Graham Arnold and Steve Corica, being involved in a further two Grand Finals, two Premierships and an FFA Cup victory in 2017.
Sydney FC Chairman Scott Barlow said: “Terry is a Sydney FC Legend, Hall of Fame Member and will always be part of the Sydney FC family.
“His efforts as both a player, Captain and senior member of staff cannot be underestimated and I thank him for all he’s contributed to our club and I wish him all the best with his future endeavours.”
Sydney FC Head Coach Steve Corica thanked McFlynn for all his efforts as a player and staff member.
“Terry has been a fantastic ambassador for Sydney FC and will be forever synonymous with the Sky Blues,” he said.
“As a team mate he was always a leader on the pitch, and as a colleague he’s been at the forefront of everything we’ve done in the strive for success.
“It’s been a joy to have Terry as a team mate and colleague and I’d like to congratulate him on everything he’s achieved with this club.”
Terry McFlynn said: “It has been a privilege and an honour to be part of Sydney FC for the past 14 years. I have thoroughly enjoyed my time both playing and working with the club since the inaugural season of 2005/06.
“I want the thank The Cove for the amazing support they have shown me and my family over the years.
“I would like to thank all my team mates and colleagues both past and present for all their hard work, dedication and friendship over the years. I take great pride in being part of those great teams that brought success to Sydney FC.
“I would like to thank Chairman Mr Scott Barlow and his family for giving me the privilege to be part of this great club for so long. I would also like to thank each and every board member past and present for their ongoing and unwavering support,” he continued.
“I want to thank Head Coach Steve Corica for his friendship over the years. We’ve shared a lot of great times together both on and off the pitch.
“Lastly I want to thank all the Sydney FC Members for their support of this great club. It has been a privilege to serve you. Rest assured that the team is in great hands with Steve and all the coaching team.”
Sydney FC will appoint a replacement for McFlynn in due course, with an announcement to follow.