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Aug 22, 2023   |  9:58AM AET

ALW Head Coach Epakis re-signs for a further two seasons

ALW Head Coach Epakis re-signs for a further two seasons

Perth Glory is delighted to confirm that Liberty A-League Head Coach Alex Epakis has signed a new, two-season deal with the club.

Epakis joined Glory ahead of the 2020/21 campaign and has led the Women to fifth and sixth-place finishes in the last two years.

The 32-year-old also gained further invaluable experience by taking up a temporary position with the Philippines national team which saw him provide scouting and analysis expertise for Head Coach Alen Stajcic ahead of and during this year’s FIFA Women’s World Cup.

He is now relishing the prospect of building upon the significant progress that has been made over the last three years and propelling the club into the Finals for the first time since 2019.

“I am very excited to re-sign with the club,” he said.

“During my time at Glory to date, I have really enjoyed and valued the opportunity to be the Head Coach of a proud team and a great group of people.

“My focus continues to be set on achieving a level of success that the club, team, staff and supporters can be really proud of.

“I am really looking forward to the responsibility of leading and working with the group now and into the future.

“The playing group continues to evolve and I am excited by the great hunger they have to improve and push the boundaries to build a distinct identity that competes to win football matches.

“Finally, I am very fortunate to be well supported by [CEO] Anthony Radich, along with a strong group of staff and together we are working very hard towards building the best high-performance environment for the squad.

“The club is putting the right pieces in place to support our team goals and I have no doubt that this will continue into the foreseeable future.

“I am looking forward to the responsibility and challenges ahead.”

Radich, meanwhile, is confident that Epakis will continue to move the club’s Women’s program in a positive trajectory over the next two seasons.

“Alex has done a fantastic job since he joined the club in 2020, often under trying circumstances and we are extremely pleased to have retained his services,” he said.

“He is one of the brightest young coaches in Australian football and the progress our Women’s squad has made under him is clear to see.

“Since first taking up the role, he has been very clear on his vision to develop young players and provide them with a clear pathway and opportunity to play senior football with Perth Glory.

“The club is now reaping the rewards of its commitment to that process and our Members and fans will have the chance to watch some of the brightest young prospects in the country wearing the famous purple this season.

“We look forward to seeing this progress continuing in the coming years as part of the club’s growing commitment to women’s football.”

Further ALW announcements will be made in the near future.