Arnold to lead Socceroos after World Cup - FIFA World Cup 2018 - Road To Russia

Sydney FC coach Graham Arnold will take over from Bert Van Marwijk as Socceroos Head Coach.

Wed, 7 Mar, 5:33 PM


One of Australia’s finest coaches has been chosen to guide the Socceroos to further success after the World Cup in Russia later this year.


Graham Arnold was unveiled by Football Federation Australia (FFA) this afternoon as the new Head Coach who will take over from Dutchman Bert Van Marwijk after this year’s World Cup. One of Arnold’s first assignments will be to prepare the Socceroos for a defence of their Asian Cup in 2019.


Arnold’s credentials definitely make him an ideal candidate to take over the reins from Van Marwijk who is only there on an interim basis following the departure of Ange Postecoglu.


The 54-year-old is a two-time A-league championship-winning coach having guided the Central Coast (2012/13) and Sydney FC (2016/17) to Grand Final success while he is on track to add a third title to his credentials with the Sky Blues sitting pretty on top of the current A-league table.


A former Socceroo, Arnold was capped 54 times and scored 19 goals while he coached the Australia Under 23s a decade ago before filling in as interim Socceroos coach between 2008 and 2010.

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