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Tony Popovic has no regrets about ill-fated Turkish stint

Tony Popovic has no regrets about his brief coaching stint in Turkey after it was cut short after only 9 games.

“I think unpredictable is really the word for that country in terms of football. It didn’t work out but I don’t regret going. I think it was a fantastic experience, a learning experience.”

“I’ve got to take those lessons from that and make sure I can learn from that and put that into this job here in Perth,” he said after it was revealed last week that he would be taking over from Kenny Lowe at the Glory.

He is excited by the challenge that awaits in Western Australia.

“In terms of Western Sydney and Sydney FC, I never had any thoughts about going back there. I was very keen to have a fresh start, and try and get a project that has a lot of potential, and I was very happy and very pleased to get the opportunity here to Perth.”

Speaking to David Morrow and Matt Thompson on Macquarie Sports Radio Mornings, Popovic spoke on a host of different issues, from what he expects at Perth, standard and future of the A-League, Socceroos World Cup ambitions, experiences in Turkey and whether or not we’ll see Diego Castro at Perth next season.

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