Corica reacts to Aloisi news ahead of Sydney-Brisbane clash

Steve Corica has warned his Sydney FC to be ready for a reaction from Brisbane on Saturday night following the resignation of Roar coach John Aloisi on Friday.

Aloisi sent shockwaves through the Hyundai A-League on Friday morning when he stepped down from his role as Roar boss with immediate effect after a poor start to the 2018/19 Season.

And Sky Blues boss Corica was midway through his usual pre-game press conference on Friday when news of Aloisi’s demise filtered through.

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“I didn’t know that, I just heard that myself,” said Corica at Sky Blues HQ.

“Just then? Wow, okay.

“It’s unfortunate for him and the football club. It’s a big reaction there.

“Not sure who will take over that role now, but I’m obviously disappointed for him.” 

Corica and Aloisi have enjoyed memorable times together in the Hyundai A-League, with the pair part of Sydney FC’s double-winning squad in the 2009/10 Season.

While disappointed for his former clubmate, Corica must quickly turn his focus towards Saturday's vital clash for both sides at Jubilee Stadium.

Steve Corica / John Aloisi

Sydney FC head into Round 10 three points off the top of the Hyundai A-League ladder and are looking to continue their upturn in form after back-to-back wins over Western Sydney Wanderers and Perth Glory.

But he is wary of a Roar squad that is sure to be fired-up after seeing their coach walk away following just one win in nine games this season.

“You expect a reaction anyway because they’ve had a bit of a bad run,” said Corica.

“You expect them to come here and give us a good game. 

“It’s something we’ve got to look at for tomorrow, make sure the boys are ready for it.”