SYDNEY FC may be swaying towards appointing a European coach to replace outgoing boss Graham Arnold.
Those are the latest rumours doing the rounds according to Fox Sports’ Adam Peacock.
Speaking on A-League Hour, Peacock suggested that while assistant coach Steve Corica has previously been viewed as the frontunner to take over from Arnie, conjecture now surrounds an international candidate being brought in.
“I was hearing that Steve Corica was the frontrunner and now they’ve maybe steered away,” Peacock said.
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“And this is just rumour, so may as well get it out there because we’re hearing nothing else, and you dare say they were waiting for the definition point on their season before they moved on with looking for what next.
“But Steve Corica the assistant was the favourite but they’re may be looking around overseas but we’ll obviously be kept up to date with what happens.”
Peacock debated the direction of the Sky Blues, soon to be without their award winning coach, with commentator Andy Harper – who suggested that appointing a new boss is the key piece in deriving the future of the recently dominant Sydney team.
“Whats the timeline? Nothing’s been publicised about their intents to replace Graham Arnold, there’s been a lot of speculation but that’s the key piece that’s got to be found – who’s actually steering the football ship?” Harper said.
“It seems to me that off the field the club is making great strides which is a terrific thing, with more to come with the whole expansion debate that’s going to put Sydney FC under more pressure with more competition and that’s a great thing and the club will welcome that.
“But on the field, where they’ve got a lot to lose now, don’t they, what do they do with player recruitment and who’s going to be steering that ship? So until the club actually makes a pronouncement about the direction they’re going to take with that key piece of personnel then we can only but wonder.
“It wouldn’t be a surprise if they slipped back, because that’s what happens when the cult of personality moves on – we see it in football clubs around the world.
“Equally it’s a great benchmark for the new coach to aspire to and you can see it happening as well.”