New Sydney Coach Czech's In

He’s travelled halfway around the world to take up his position but new Head Coach, Vitezslav Lavicka knows his journey has only just begun as he aims to lift Sydney FC to Championship glory in version five of the Hyundai A-League.


He-s travelled halfway around the world to take up his position but new Head Coach, Vitezslav Lavicka knows his journey has only just begun as he aims to lift Sydney FC to Championship glory in version five of the Hyundai A-League.

The 45-year old from the Czech Republic spoke at length for the first time on Friday about his ambitions for the Sky Blues, and his words should provide plenty of comfort for Sydney-s fans.

“We aim to play good football and to win,” said the former Czech league Coach of the Year. “I will bring my philosophy to Sydney. With hard work and unity we can have good success.”

Lavicka arrived in the Harbour City on Thursday with fellow Czech and assistant Coach, Michal Zach. Together with co-assistant Coach, Tony Popovic they will spend the next two weeks planning for the coming campaign before the start of pre-season training.

“Sydney has good mix of experienced players and youth,” said Lavicka. “We will work hard to build a system and style that is good for spectators and effective.”

The former Sparta Prague mentor brings with him a wealth of knowledge as a player and coach, and along with Zach, boasts the highest coaching qualification available in football. He plans to use his experience to get the best out of the Sydney playing group.

“Good relationships and respect are key to results. We must all give the maximum to achieve interesting entertainment and successful football,” he explained. “Sydney is my first overseas position and is very interesting to me. With unity we will have success and a strong season.”

Lavicka will host his first Sydney FC session when the new-look team returns to training on April 27.