Matildas superstar Sam Kerr has broken her silence on the sacking of national team coach Alen Stajcic amid reports she had been ‘gagged by the FFA.’

Just over 24 hours after a press conference was held to formally announce the departure of Stajcic as Matilads boss just five months prior to a World Cup, Kerr took to Twitter to react.

“I have not been gagged by the FFA,” Kerr wrote on Twitter.

“I have not commented because I wasn’t ready to comment while I am still shocked and upset. My trust was in Staj to lead us to the World Cup final & I believe he was the best coach for that. Thankful for everything his done for me and the team.”

West Australian publication Perth Now had reported the striker was held back from commenting on the issue by the FFA, but it appears that wasn’t the case.