Former Sydney United 58FC SAP Coach Pat Marando has made the short drive down Cowpasture Road to become the new Technical Director at Marconi Stallions FC.
Pat Marando replaces Nahuel Arrarte who left the Stallions earlier this season to take up a role as Assistant Coach to Alen Stajic at Central Coast Mariners A-League team.
Pat Marando’s reputation as a Coach and Educator is unsurpassed.
He has just recently been appointed as Australian Schoolboys Coach for the 21-day tour of the UK in January 2020. This will be his fourth tour with Australian Schools since 2013 and is part of a relationship he has had with High Schools at the elite State and National level since 2004.
He has become a Life Member of Combined High Schools.
Currently, he is teaching at Liverpool Boys High after twenty years at Randwick Boys. At Liverpool Boys he is co ordinating a football talented program for refugees.
Marando brings much experience to his new role at one of his former clubs where he played and coached. He played as a youngster from 1987 to 94.
He coached the Stallions U20’s in 2012 -2013. He coached the Youth (14-18 years) 2000-2006.
His other coaching experience includes Sydney Olympic 2006-2010 (Under 20 and First Grade).
More recently, he has spent four years at Sydney United 2014 -2019 coaching in the SAP Program.
“I want to make Marconi the place to be again, when it was tough trying to break in to the first-grade team with so many good players.”
He has firm ideas on what he wants to achieve.” I want the club to promote and produce our own.” “I want to see young players pushing up into first grade.”
‘I want us to play attractive football and foster a good environment for all players.”
“Players should be developed in an environment which encourages them to develop their natural abilities without fear of failure. The player should be the central figure and his all-round holistic development should be reflected in the coaching education of the club.”
-Marconi Stallions Press Release