Thursday, 8th May, 2014

A-League side Sydney FC have appointed former Australia coach Graham Arnold as their new head coach.

Arnold, who led Central Coast Mariners to the A-League title in the 2012/13 season, has agreed to sign a three-year contract with the Sky Blues.

The 50-year-old left his position at Japanese outfit Vegalta Sendai after a poor start to the season and has returned to manage in Australia.

Arnold comes with bags of coaching experience at the top level. He was the acting national coach of Australia in the 2007 AFC Asian Cup.


The Australian was also the assistant to Guus Hiddink, when the Dutchman was in charge of the Socceroos, in the 2006 World Cup.

"I am extremely excited to be here. It has always been my dream as a Sydney boy to coach Sydney FC, in my view the biggest club in the country", Arnold was quoted as saying by FIFA.

"It's a fantastic opportunity and I'm looking forward to working with the players and coaching Sydney FC to consistent domestic success and Asian Champions League qualification."

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