Football Federation Australia will turn to a trio associated with Socceroos legends to aid in appointing the manager who will lead Australia through the 2018 World Cup within Russia.
Three members of Australia's alleged "golden generation" – Mark Bresciano, Stan Lazaridis and Tag Schwarzer – are among a screen of experts who will advise the FFA on the coaching employ, along with FFA's mind of national overall performance, Luke Casserly, Socceroos assistant coach Bet Milicic (both will also be former national team representatives), FFA's nationwide technical director Eric Abrams and chief medical officer, Doctor Mark Jones. It is expected that 2 international buy fifa 18 coins names will certainly join this screen and will be named in the coming days.
The advisory panel, as well as search and consulting firm SRi Executive, are working with FFA on the criteria for choosing the new coach and will be involved in initial selection interviews. The final decision is expected to be made within February, ahead of pleasant matches in Mar, with the World Cup starting in June.
Australia will take upon France, Denmark and Peru in the tournament, their fourth consecutive World Cup look since breaking a 32-year drought within 2006. Bresciano notoriously scored the goal that sent their play-off tie against Uruguay into extra time, before Schwarzer was the hero in the penalty shoot-out, creating two saves. Lazaridis was on the along with for both hip and legs against Uruguay, and made the team for Germany within 2006.
"As you will expect, we have experienced a high-level of interest already, " FFA boss David Gallop said. "As things stand, no one is ruled in or even out. We are open-minded about whether the coach is Australian or even someone from abroad but they must live in Australia, embrace the progress on and off area that has been achieved with national teams in the last four years – especially in the areas of specialized development and sports science – and become prepared to be an ambassador for our sport here and abroad. "
One potential candidate is former Argentina and Chile coach Marcelo Bielsa, an appointment that would fulfill most fan's expectations, but another idol thrust into the blend is former England manager Sven-Goran Eriksson.
"Yes of course I'm interested. It's a big job, a big soccer country, you're playing in the World Cup – again. You pretty much always play in the World Cup, " the 69-year-old told News Corp on Tuesday.
The Swede brought England to 2 World Cup quarter-finals in 2002 and 2006, losing in order to Brazil and Italy, respectively. He also oversaw the Ivory Coast's campaign in 2010, when they failed to allow it to be out of the group stage.
"The whole globe would say Portugal is favourite in order to win that group, but second I think it's very tight. Any kind of team there may beat anyone, it's very open. Why not Australia? " Eriksson stated.
Gallop said the prospect of a coach overtaking for the World Cup and then passing the team on to someone else, as Guus Hiddink did for the 2005 play-offs and 2006 tournament, is not a perfect outcome for Australia – but did not rule it out entirely.
"FFA's starting point is to fifa 18 coins appoint a coach for the extensive but we will be advised on this and other matters by our professional panel. We are confident that we will attract the right person in order to lead the Socceroos at the World Cup and hopefully past. "