Foster is a tool.
I think the issue with him is that he has been out of the game for so long.stralian said:Fvck Yeah!
World Cup Winning Coach Wants Socceroo Job
Carlos Bilardo is interested in the Australian coaching job that will be up for grabs when Guus Hiddink joins Russia after the World Cup.
The Argentine, who coached his country's triumphant 1986 team, told The Age that he had been approached last summer before Hiddink was appointed.
"Yes, I'm interested in Australia ," Bilardo said. "It's a matter of sitting down and talking about it. We'll see what happens with time. If I was offered the job, I would have accepted. Yes. Totally.
Despite the fact that he hasn't talked to anybody connected to Football Federation Australia this year, the 66 year-old is still hopeful.
"I have not had any contact with the Australians since last year. The last time I was contacted was before last year's Confederations Cup where they invited me for a chat."
"It was just all talk last year but nothing concrete," he said.
"I was contacted by someone in Australia . It wasn't the FFA. It was someone associated with the FFA. They invited me to Germany during last year's Confederations Cup for a conversation, but my commitments here in Buenos Aires didn't give me the chance to go."
"Australia is a fantastic country," Bilardo said. "I've been in Sydney , Canberra and a few other places around Australia and it is beautiful. Traditionally, Australian football has had an English style of play to it, but the crowds over there like seeing the South American skill."
I'd say we have a winner! :thumbsup:
Neeskens Shuns Australia For Barcelona Return
Johan Neeskens, currently Hiddink's number two in Australia, has reportedly spurned a chance to take over as head coach 'down under', in favour of a return to the Nou Camp as Rijkaard's assistant.
Barcelona based 'Sport' have reported that Neeskens, who played for Barcelona for five years (1974-79) during the Cruyff era, has agreed to return to the Nou Camp as a replacement for Henk Ten Cate.
Rijkaard was said to be very keen on Neeskens (popularly known as Johan II by Barcelona fans during the Cruyff era), having already spent a few years together working for the Netherlands.
Their first stint together was under Guus Hiddink, during the 1998 World Cup. The second was when Rijkaard himself took charge of the Netherlands, with Neeskens as his assistant.
The decision wasn't easy, as Australia had reportedly tabled a great offer for him to take over from Hiddink, but Rijkaard, the will to return to Barcelona, and the fact that one of his sons is also settled there, finally sealed the issue.
However, all parties seem to have agreed that a formal announcement should only be made after Australia's World Cup campaign.
Among other achievements, he also won 49 caps for the Netherlands, scoring 17 goals. He was their highest scorer in the 1974 World Cup, when they reached the finals, and also played a crucial part in the 1978 edition - following Cruyff's retirement - when they once again reached the finals.