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Socceroos coach situation isn’t “good enough” says legend


Australia is still searching for a national team coach with the World Cup just five months away, something that simply isn’t good enough according to former Socceroo Archie Thompson.

After Ange Postecoglou sensationally departed the coaching post in November, the FFA has undertaken a long-winding search for a new head honcho.

However, with no announcement date set, there is an underlining sense of discomfort amongst the football community, something Thompson has expanded on.

“It should have been solved at least a month after Ange went on,” he told SEN Breakfast.

“We still haven’t got one. I don’t think it is good enough.

“We are going into a World Cup, this is meant to be the most exciting part of the year for our code and we haven’t even got a coach.

“I’m sure the players who are involved in the Socceroos team would like to know because you just don’t know.

“The quicker it gets solved, the better it is for our game.”

There have been numerous names thrown up for the national team gig, with a bunch of local and international prospects in the running.

If the FFA seeks to appoint an Australian, Thompson believes it’s a no brainer to go with Sydney FC coach Graham Arnold.

“If you’re going to be Australian based he would be the best one due to his track record, the way that Sydney team is playing at the moment and just purely experience,” he said.

“You would have to go Graham Arnold.”

Did you miss Archie Thompson’s chat on SEN Breakfast? Take a listen in the player below!

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