Graham Arnold, more often referred to as ‘Arnie’ in Australian Football circles, is our national Coach of both the Socceroos and the Olyroos.
The Socceroos are getting ready to complete their FIFA World Cup group qualifying phase in a centralised venue in Kuwait City and the Olyroos are waiting patiently to see if the Olympics are going ahead.
Graham is one of a generation of players that passed through Sydney United 58 and went on to have successful playing and coaching careers. He had a distinguished playing career that started and finished here in Australia and took him to the Netherlands, Belgium and Japan and included 56 games for the Socceroos.
He didn’t get to play in the World Cup but has now been to two World Cups as Assistant to Gus Hiddink and Pim Verbeek, coached at two Asian Cups and Tokyo will be his second Olympics as Head Coach.
Arnie has had wonderful success in the A-League winning Premierships and Championships with Central Coast Mariners and Sydney FC as well as the FFA Cup also with Sydney.
“Graham was open and honest in our conversation and explained, how his coaching ad leadership style has changed over his journey, and the importance of mentors and developing resilience along the way….
“He also discusses how the year of Covid has helped to develop more Olyroos. After such a long break we wish Arnie, the Socceroos and the Olyroos a very safe and successful 2021,” Gary Cole said.
Please join me in sharing Graham Arnold’s Football Coaching Life.
Episode #5 URL (Podbean): https://thefootballcoachinglifepodcast.podbean.com/e/graham-arnold/