Sydney FC coach Vitezslav Lavicka will remain in his role until at least the end of the Asian Champions League.
Speculation has been surrounding the Czech tacticianâ€™s job after his side were sitting at the foot of the A-League for most of their title defence but some recent positive results have seen the side put themselves in a finals position.
Sydney vice-chairman Scott Barlow announced today that Lavicka was set to lead the Sky Blues into Asia and possibly beyond.
â€śWhat Vitezslav achieved for the club in his first season as coach in the Hyundai A-League, winning both the Premiership and Championship, is a credit to him and his management skills,â€ť Barlow said.
â€śHe qualified the club for the 2011 AFC Champions League, a goal we set from day one with him. He led us to the most successful season in the clubâ€™s history.
â€śObviously, this season has not been up to the high standards we set for ourselves. We acknowledge that but as a collective group we are working as hard as ever to put Sydney FC back to where it belongs; at the top of Australian football.
â€śWe have endured a terrible season with player injury. Vitja has only been able to play a full strength Sydney FC a handful of times this season and this has severely hampered us in achieving the goals we set ourselves this year.