Taking Australian coaches away from the A-League could potentially harm the development of players and the league alike.
Tony Popovic, Graham Arnold and Ange Postecoglou are touted for the Socceroo's hotseat after FFA chairman Frank Lowy started he wanted a "local coach".
Yet this could spell problems for the A-League, whilst benefiting the national side.
Popovic guided Western Sydney Wanderers to the A-League Grand Final in his first season in charge of the brand new club, now entering their second season in the competition, whilst Arnold's Mariners won it against the Wanderers, and Postecoglou is renown for turning teams around, such as Brisbane Roar FC, whom he won back to back titles with in 2011 and 2012 after that team was in the gutter, essentially.
Taking these coaches away from the A-League could hurt its development, since these three Australian managers have done so much for the league, it would be hard to find someone to fill their shoes in terms of contribution to the minor league.
As well as that, there's no real Australian style of football.
There's a Spanish style of passing that exists worldwide, but we haven't fully gone and made an Australian game, one in which we play, and we need Australian coaches in the A-League to develop a sense of footballing identity within the nation.
As well as that, we don't have very many well developed youth players in the A-League, and the rest of our product has gone abroad to the Dutch league and so forth. We need these kind of coaches, ones that have done well with their clubs to an extent to help develop the A-League further so Australia does not need to call up 34 year old veterans and so forth.
Development of youth is very important to a national side, as Greg Dyke, chairman of the English FA had emphasized for the English national side to succeed, it is important for any national side to succeed the veterans on their national team. In Australia, it's the case of replacing Bresciano, Neill and Kennedy. There's obviously more but those are three prime examples.
In all honesty it's hard not to see that Australian football has deteriorated since 2006, yet there is room for improvement.
To improve, Australian coaches need to be kept in the A-League, for now, and foreigners should come and coach the Socceroos to give us an insight into football, and how we can tackle bigger teams. A-League coaches don't know anything about bigger, or smaller teams, since they face teams of about the same level, where as foreign coaches may have a bigger understanding.
For now, no Australian coach in the top job, maybe as an understudy to Hiddink, or whoever gets appointed, but the A-League needs to develop first.
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