After a tumultuous month, Football Federation Australia have announced that they are parting ways with head coach Hesterine de Reus.

The announcement comes following an investigation by the FFA into the Matildas by Head of National Teams Luke Casserly in response to a formal complaint by the Professional Footballers Australia on behalf of the playing group.

“After a review by FFA it was determined that a change in coaches was in best interests of the Matildas program,” said FFA CEO David Gallop.

Gallop has thanked de Reus for her efforts over the past 15 months and wished her all the best for the next stage of her coaching career.

The last 15 months have been mixed for the Matildas on and off the pitch with tensions coming publicly to a head on the eve of the Matildas two match series with Brazil.  While the Matildas went on to produce their performances under de Reus, it appears to have not been enough.

Sydney FC coach Alen Stajcic has been appointed interim head coach as the Matildas head into a the final month of preparation for the 2014 Asian Cup in Vietnam.

Stajcic has been a long time coach in the women's football system, including as a Young Matildas and interim U17s coach, and been head coach of two time W-League champions Sydney FC since the inaugural season.

He now takes over final preparations including two camps and a final trial match with the South Korean U17 boys team before announcing the 23 player squad in early May.

This is obviously not the most ideal preparation for the defending Asian Cup champions with the tournament due to kick off on 14 May 2014 in Ho Chi Minh City.

The FFA have announced that a comprehensive review of the Matildas program, including the Head Coach position, will be conducted after the tournament.