Who are the four Socceroos coaches to have also coached in the Hyundai A-League and how do they fit into today’s number in the countdown?
Who are the four Socceroos coaches to have also coached in the Hyundai A-League and how do they fit into today-s number in the countdown?
If you named Frank Farina, Graham Arnold, Aurelio Vidmar and Ange Postecoglou you-re spot on. As it currently stands, these four gentlemen have coached Australia-s senior national team for a combined total of 76 games.
Farina was the first of the quartet to take charge of his country from 1999-2005 - his record 34 wins, 9 draws and 15 losses from 58 internationals while in the top job.
Arnold (six wins, four draws and five losses) took over the reins following Guus Hiddink-s departure after the 2006 World Cup which then led up to Pim Verbeek-s appointment.
Vidmar-s one and only game at the helm came in October last year after Holger Osieck-s sacking, the current Socceroos Assistant Coach overseeing a 3-1 win over Canada in London.
Obviously Postecoglou, the current Socceroos boss, is only two games into his tenure and will add to that tally in the coming months, beginning with the farewell game against South Africa on May 26 leading up to Brazil 2014. As such, Postecoglou will become the only one of the four to coach Australia at a World Cup.
Notably, all four men also represented the Socceroos as players - Farina racking up 37 international appearances (10 goals), Arnold 56 (19), Vidmar 44 (17) while Postecoglou made four appearances between 1986 and 1988.
Number of internationals coaching the Socceroos Frank Farina 58 Graham Arnold 15 Aurelio Vidmar 1 Ange Postecoglou 2* Total 76*
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