Former National Team Coach Darren Stewart passes away at 52. According to media reports filtered through on Thursday night that the well-respected coach had died and it was confirmed on Friday morning.
During his time at Maldives, he was popular among the players for his game tactics and communication skills with the players. He have had a good relationship with maldivesoccer too.
In his last interview to Maldivesoccer, he told that he was in Mumbai for instructing an AFC Coaching course. Later he applied for the post of an A-League team too.
FAM did not renew his contract as it expired last March.
Brilliant Experience And Met Some Great People That I Am Very Thankful For. My Only Regret Would Be Not Asking To Extend My Contract To The SAFF Championship As That Was My Main Target. To Qualify For Asian Cup Was A Long Shot.
He told Maldivesoccer in his last interview, when asked about his term as Maldives’ head coach
Stewart started his playing career as a defender with Newcastle Rosebud before going on to play for APIA Leichhardt. His big break came at Newcastle Breakers where he won his first international cap for the Australian national team. He went on to make three appearances for the Socceroos.
Team Maldivesoccer is saddened to hear of the passing of former Maldives National Coach Darren Stewart. On behalf of the footballing community, the maldivesoccer would like to pass on its condolences to Darren’s family during this difficult time.