Graham Arnold announced on Monday that he has extended his contract at the head of the Australian football team for four years, after having achieved the feat of leading his team to the round of 16 of the World Cup in Qatar.
I love Australia and I love Aussie Rules football, and nothing can match the excitement, pride and sense of accomplishment that the team and I felt in Qatar
," he said. he claimed in a statement.
The desire to continue in this role has never been greater and I know I have more to give for the selection and Australian rules football
," added Graham, who hopes to qualify his team for the 2026 World Cup. in the United States, Canada and Mexico.
After a difficult qualification for Qatar, the Australians had reached, for the second time in their history, the round of 16 of the World Cup after beating Denmark and Tunisia in the group stage.
They finally lost to future world champions Argentina in a thrilling match.
Football Federation Australia president Chris Nikou called Graham Arnold's results "
Arnold has 56 caps with the Socceroos as a player.
After a first experience at the head of the team in 2006, he became coach again in 2018.