Ante Milicic

Ante Milicic

Ante Milicic is an Australian soccer Coach and former professional player. As a player he represented Australia and won National Championships and was the first player to score a hat-trick in the A-League. After retiring he moved in to coaching straight away with becoming player/coach for Sydney United in 2009. At the same time he became an Assistant coach for the Australian U20 team. From there he was an assistant coach to Ange P at the 2014 WC in Brazil and the 2015 victorious Asian Cup as well as assistant to Bert Van Marjwick at the 2018 WC in Russia. In 2019 he was appointed as the Australian Womens National Coach and led them to the Round of 16 at the World Cup. In 2020 he was then named as the inaugural Head Coach for the new National league Mens team Macarthur.

Some of the key highlights are

  • How he talks about his first task when taking over the Matilda’s was to ask all the staff to present their role and responsibilities to him. And how this brought a level of calmness to the group.
  • How his time coaching both men and women at the elite level has taught him about the importance of taking time with players as individuals and helping them prepare through either technical or emotional information.
  • How the feeling that he didn’t do enough with the talent he had as a player now shapes the way he works with helping people develop mental strength.

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