After the sacking of Australia Socceroos manager Holger Osieck, Football Federation Australia (FFA) Chief David Gallop believes that a long-term solution should be of primordial consideration in selecting Osieck's replacement.
Sacked Socceroos manager Holger Osieck.
''It makes sense for an Australian to coach our national team at some point. Whether we are at that point right now is not something we can immediately answer,'' Gallop told The Sydney Morning Herald (SMH).
Gallop pointed out that while an Australian coach could be in the mix of being appointed, he remains levelheaded and thinks that merits should come first.
''We want to be producing coaches of world class quality and we want a coach of our national team who can fulfill the requirements to coach our team and represent us off the pitch,'' he added.
The FFA has commenced action in selecting the Socceroos new mentor who may take the helm not only in Brazi, but as well as the Asian Cup in 2015 and beyond.
''Inevitability there will be a lot of speculation about the next coach, we've announced a robust review of the national teams set-up, and we need to let that take it's course,'' said Gallop.
''Ultimately, we want of course the right person to bring success to the team, rejuvenate our position for the exciting times that are ahead, starting with Brazil but flowing through to the Asian Cup 2015 and beyond.''
Meanwhile, assistant coach Aurelio Vidmar will oversee the affairs of the team until a new manager is appointed.
Vidmar, who was quite disappointed of Osieck's sacking, believes that the team is resilient enough to rise up ahead of their friendly match against Canada on Tuesday at London.
"For us, it's a matter of trying to get a fit team out on the park and trying to perform as best we can," said Vidmar.
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