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Former NAC Breda, Newcastle, Brisbane striker Milicic lands Socceroos role

Official release from Football Federation Australia

Football Federation Australia (FFA) has today announced former Socceroo Ante Milicic as an Assistant Coach to Socceroos Head Coach Ange Postecoglou for the next three years.

Milicic joins Postecoglou's staff after stints as an assistant coach with the Western Sydney Wanderers and Melbourne Heart in the Hyundai A-League, the Australian Institute of Sport and as Head Coach of Sydney United in the NSW Premier League.

"I'm honoured to have been handed such a tremendous opportunity to work as an assistant coach with the Socceroos," Milicic said. "As a former Socceroo I am passionate about the National team and I look forward to the challenge.

"I'm excited to be able to work with Ange, especially with the World Cup coming up as well as the Asian Cup in Australia and with so many talented players starting to break through.

"I've had a good apprenticeship under John van't Schip and Poppa (Tony Popovic) as well as the 2009 and 2011 U20 World Cups as an assistant to Jan Versleijen and I'm looking forward to continuing that under Ange.

"I'd also like to thank the Western Sydney Wanderers for allowing me to take this opportunity and I am determined to finish the A-League season with the same passion and dedication I will take to the National Team."

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