Sunday, December 02, 2007

Australia Interested in Zico as National Coach

Australia Interested in Zico as National Coach
By Nathan L. Redd

According to a report in Saturday's Adelaide Now newspaper, the Australian National Team is potentially interested in Fenerbahce Manager Zico as their next national team coach. The "Socceroos"are looking for a new boss but the Football Federation of Australia claims to have a shortage of money to lure a top-name coach.

The FFA is reportedly $10.93 million in debt, but they are still hoping to pay out top dollar to lure a new coach to Australia. Fabio Capello is one name being mentioned for the job, but the FFA seems poised to make a run at Zico. The organization confirmed their interest on Friday, partially due to Zico's success in Asian football with Japan. The problem, according to the report, is that Zico is under contract with Fenerbahce until June 30, 2008.


Blogger Oz Kanka said...

One hell of large pinch of salt is needed to be taken with this "news". I haven't seen it reported anywhere else in the Australian press and my guess is that it is merely a rumour.

By the way, the report you cite is actually the Adelaide Advertiser.

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