Osieck sacking a bold day in Aussie soccer

October 12, 2013
By Steve Larkin
Damned if they did, damned if they didn't.

But at least Football Federation Australia (FFA) hierarchy showed they give a damn.

The sacking of Holger Osieck as Socceroos coach was ruthless.

Less than a decade ago, any coach who took Australia to the World Cup finals was feted as a treasured genius.

Now, in a bold yet brutal new age of Australian soccer, getting there isn't enough.

Osieck's tenure ended, perhaps aptly, in the country that championed ...

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