Speculation surrounding Graham Arnold’s Socceroos future has been dismissed, as he has pledged his allegiance to the Australian national side.
Numerous media reports have linked Arnold to Scottish club Hibernian, but the FFA today have released a statement regarding those rumours.
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“Caltex Socceroos Head Coach Graham Arnold has dismissed media speculation linking him with a position with Hibernian FC in the Scottish Premier League,” the statement reads.
“Arnold, who is currently abroad on leave, outlined his commitment to Australia’s Senior and U23 National Football Teams.
“I am surprised to learn of the speculation,” Arnold said. “We have just started a great four-year journey with the Socceroos and the Australian U23 National Team.”
“I saw a lot of growth in our team and many individuals at the AFC Asian Cup and while we were disappointed not to go further in the competition I am extremely proud of our players and staff.
“I will be back in Australia soon and my full focus will be on the upcoming AFC U23 Championship qualifiers in Cambodia in March, and following that our 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifying campaign and the AFC U23 Championship to be held in Thailand next January,” he said.