Football Australia Sanctions Wanderers Boss Marko Rudan

Football Australia announces sanctions against Wanderers boss Marko Rudan

Football Australia has suspended Western Sydney Wanderers head coach Marko Rudan for the next two matches following disciplinary proceedings against him. The decision was made after Rudan breached the National Code of Conduct and Ethics on multiple occasions during Wanderers’ 4-3 loss to Macarthur FC in the Isuzu UTE A-League.

Reasons for Suspension

Rudan was found to have engaged in offensive behavior, including the use of offensive, obscene, abusive, provocative, indecent, or insulting gestures, language, or chanting. He also engaged in intimidating another person, creating a hostile or unsafe environment within the sport. Furthermore, Rudan’s conduct was deemed to bring Football Australia, its sponsors, administrators, or football generally into disrepute or to be prejudicial to their interests. He also made disparaging or derogatory comments about officials, opposition teams, or players. Finally, Rudan failed to uphold high standards of integrity, dignity, and professionalism.

Impact on Western Sydney Wanderers

As a result of the sanctions, Western Sydney Wanderers will be without their coach for their upcoming match against Central Coast Mariners. Rudan will also miss the trip to Adelaide United on February 24. In addition, he has been given an additional one-match ban, which is currently suspended but will come into effect for the remainder of the 2023-24 season and the entirety of the 2024-25 campaign.

Upcoming Sydney Derby

Despite the suspensions, Marko Rudan will be able to return to the dugout for the highly anticipated Sydney Derby on Saturday, March 2. This match will see Western Sydney Wanderers face off against their crosstown rivals.


Football Australia has taken disciplinary action against Western Sydney Wanderers head coach Marko Rudan for breaching the National Code of Conduct and Ethics. Rudan’s offensive behavior, intimidation of others, and disparaging comments have resulted in a two-match suspension. Additionally, he has been given an additional one-match ban, which will be in effect for future seasons. While Rudan will miss a few matches, he will be able to return for the Sydney Derby.

Source: A-Leagues

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