Socceroos selection: Aussie options for new national boss - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Successive 6-0 defeats to Brazil and France proved terminal for Holger Osieck’s tenure in charge of the Socceroos.
Australia may have already qualified for the World Cup, but these recent results raised serious doubts in the FFA hierarchy about their prospects.
They are a proud sporting nation, but the Aussies are in a state of transition. Players like Mark Schwarzer (pictured above) and Lucas Neill, members of the old guard, are reaching the end.
Not only must the new coach make a good fist of things in Brazil next summer, but he must also help to bring new talent through.
We look at the options open to the Socceroos:
Former Chelsea caretaker Hiddink has had this gig before. The 66-year-old took Australia to the knockout stages in 2006 where they lost to eventual winners Italy.
Since then Hiddink has enjoyed a mixed managerial career. He took Russia to the semi-finals o...