Postecoglou 'must have his reasons' for wanting Socceroos exit - Aloisi

Postecoglou 'must have his reasons' for wanting Socceroos exit - Aloisi
From ESPN - October 11, 2017

Brisbane Roar coach John Aloisi says he'd be surprised if criticism from the media and public has driven Socceroos boss Ange Postecoglou to quit his job.

Aloisi said he had not spoken to Postecoglou, his close friend and coaching mentor, about reports he will resign after next month's World Cup qualifying playoff against Honduras -- regardless of the result.

Postecoglou did not deny them on Wednesday, and Football Federation Australia wo not be making any further comment on his future for fear of disrupting the team.

"He must have his reasons. That's all I can say," Aloisi told reporters on Thursday.

"Everyone wants to go to a World Cup as a player, as a coach; so he must have his reasons why.

"I do not know what they are, I have not spoken to him about it.

"I spoke to him the other night before the game but it was more about the game and how we are going [at the Roar] -- nothing about the World Cup.

"It's a bit of a shock. But still, we have not heard if it's 100 percent true or not.

"We have to respect whatever decision he makes but I'd love him to be there at the World Cup coaching the Socceroos."

Speculation is rife as to Postecoglou's motivation for leaving.

Some reports suggest it is because he feels undermined or unfairly targeted by critics of his methods and his recent controversial change of formation.


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