Peter Cklamovski resigns as Head Coach of Australian U-17 Men’s National Football Team

Football Federation Australia (FFA) has announced that Peter Cklamovski has resigned from his positions as Head Coach of the Australian U-17 Men’s National Football Team and an Assistant Coach of the Caltex Socceroos to pursue another coaching opportunity overseas.

FFA Head of National Performance, Luke Casserly thanked Cklamovski for his services to the national teams during his tenure.

"Peter was a great asset to our National Teams programs during his time at FFA, among other things he was instrumental in driving excellence in our scouting and analysis across all teams," said Casserly.

“He was not only a confidant for Ange (Postecoglou), he also developed into a head coach in his own right that saw him successfully lead the Joeys at the AFC U-16 Championship qualifiers.

"Although we are disappointed that Peter has chosen to resign, we wish him all the best for his next challenge.”

Cklamovski was sad to leave the Australian National Teams program, but was excited about the next phase of his coaching journey.

“Firstly I would like to thank FFA for the opportunity and support whilst working with the Socceroos. I also want to acknowledge and thank FFA for the belief that they had in me to lead the Joeys to the (AFC U-16 Championship) qualifiers.

"Leaving at this moment of the international calendar was a difficult decision and I leave with a heavy heart. I have experienced many memorable moments the past four years and with special people, but I am looking forward to the next chapter of my career and developing my coaching credentials in a new environment abroad,” Cklamovski said.

Peter Cklamovski has been appointed as the new Head Coach of the Joeys.

Cklamovski was appointed to the Socceroos in November 2013 and was a key member of Ange Postecoglou’s coaching staff at the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil and throughout the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification campaign.

In August this year Cklamovski was appointed the Head Coach of the Australian U-17 Men’s National Football Team and helped them to qualify for the AFC U-16 Championship 2018 after defeating Mongolia, Cambodia and Vietnam in Ulaanbaatar in September.

An announcement in regards to the Head Coach position of the Australian U-17 Men’s National Football Team will be made in due course.