“I’ve had a fair bit of interest” – Graham Arnold reveals global...

“I’ve had a fair bit of interest” – Graham Arnold reveals global suitors


Sydney FC head coach Graham Arnold admits his success in the position has garnered interest in his services from across the globe.

The 54-year-old has been hotly linked to the vacant Socceroos post since Ange Postecoglou’s departure in November, widely touted as the No.1 domestic contender.

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However, Arnold has continued to deny contact with FFA regarding the position, and did so again on Friday morning.

“I can honestly say I’ve had no contact (from FFA, about the Socceroos role),” Arnold said.

Postecoglou’s successor is set to be revealed in mid-February.

But while Arnold has said it would be an “honour” to return as Australia coach, a title he once held in 2007, he could end up elsewhere if reports are to be believed.

The Daily Telegraph has reported interest in Arnold from New Zealand, where he would take over as All Whites coach.

Meanwhile, Goal has claimed an undisclosed nation from west Asia is interested in hiring Arnold as its national team coach.

Arnold revealed that he has indeed been sounded out by interested parties.

“When you’re winning and you have success you have interest,” he added.

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“They aren’t the only one interested at the moment – I’ve had a fair bit of interest from around the world.

“I’m like a player. if a player’s doing well and has success, they get interest.

“And I’m no different but as I’ve said so before, I have a contract with Sydney FC and I’m just preparing for the game against Adelaide on Sunday.”

Arnold’s Sky Blues can maintain their eight-point advantage over Newcastle Jets at the top of the table with a win against the Reds at Coopers Stadium.