Senior Men's FQPL Head Coach Announcement

Senior Men's Head Coach Announcement


We are excited to announce the signing of Marcus Stergiopoulos as our Senior Men’s Head Coach on a multi-year deal commencing 2020.

Marcus made over 240 Australian National Soccer League (NSL) appearances and has also gained international experience playing in professional leagues throughout Malaysia, England & America, a career which spanned over 17+ years as a professional footballer.

He turned his attention away from playing to coaching, where he is currently completing his FFA Advanced “A” Licence this year.

A big crowd favourite during his time in the Australian NSL, Stergiopoulos was a genuine two-footed midfielder who gained a reputation for his tireless work ethic, while his determination and hunger for success had him regarded as one of the most committed players in the NSL.

Stergiopoulos’ first venture into senior coaching landed him at Croydon City FC in 2013, where he was responsible for rebuilding a team from scratch to challenge for promotion. Success soon followed in 2014, when he lead the club to its first silverware in 25 years winning the SL4 East Championships and then taking out the double by being crowned the FFV 2014 State 4 Champions, playing a pro-active, attacking based style of football based on strong collective team principles.

A year out of the game in 2016 due to family and work commitments, Stergiopoulos was sought after by SL2 Beaumaris Soccer Club in 2017, gaining automatic promotion into SL1, the first time in the clubs history.

Stergiopoulos said, I am immensely excited about the opportunity at Rochedale Rovers FC as head coach in season 2020 and beyond. I am here to work hard, bring further success to the club and I cannot wait to get started.

Scott MacNicol who will continue his role as the clubs Technical Director, is excited about the opportunity to work with his former Oakleigh Cannons team mate, "I'm delighted to be working with Marcus, a close friend and an avid football enthusiast. He has played and coached at the highest level and through my recommendation to the club, I'm looking forward to working closely with Marcus and the playing group. From our playing days together, I know he'll be a success in the continued progression of the club through his hard work and passion for the game. 

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