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Sydney FC coach Ian Crook resigns

11th November, 2012

Sydney FC will announce Ian Crook has resigned his job as head coach after just six A-League games in charge.

The Sky Blues have called a press conference for 1400 AEDT at Allianz Stadium, where the club are tipped to confirm Crook will stand down from the role.

It comes after the Sky Blues suffered their second painful loss in the space of a week, surrendering a two-goal lead to lose 3-2 to arch rivals Melbourne Victory at Allianz Stadium on Saturday.

That loss followed last week’s 7-2 thumping by Central Coast.

Sydney have two wins and four losses from their opening six games.

Crook admitted after the loss to the Victory he was feeling under pressure and he was also involved in a heated argument with fans, who criticised him for substituting star recruit Alessandro Del Piero off in the second half.

Englishman Crook was appointed as Sydney’s coach this season after the Sky Blues missed out on their top target, Central Coast boss Graham Arnold.

Assistant coach Steve Corica could be one option to take over in the role, at least in the short term.