LISTEN TO SYDNEY FC MANAGER GRAHAM ARNOLD TALK ABOUT SYDNEY'S COMRADERIE
Sydney FC manager Graham Arnold believes Sydney’s recent success is reflective of the strong comradery built at the club.
Arnold revealed on FNR_Football Radio’s Football Bosses with Tony Pignata and George Donikian, he considered giving coaching away due to disliking the person he had become.
“Coaching is a lonely job and a hard job, when things aren’t going your way people run for cover. You need to rely on the good people around you at the time,” Arnold said.
Arnold emphasised the significance the club placed upon good character references when scouting players which he believes has contributed to their on-field success.
“We want the right characters and people in our club,” Arnold said.
When discussing Sydney’s recent success, Arnold spoke about the comradery and trust built through the recruitment of the right people to the club.
“When the players go out onto the field they trust me and I trust them,” Arnold said.
When questioned about the speculation linking him to the Socceroos job, Arnold replied it was only “hypothetical” and had no impact on his Sydney players.
Arnold told Tony Pignata and George Donikian the players will be the first to know when he decides to leave Sydney FC.
“They’ll be the first to know because I’d never let them find out through the media. I have 20 players I love like my children,” Arnold said.
Sydney FC host Central Coast Mariners on Saturday night.
Football Bosses airs every Wednesday from 7pm (AEDT) hosted by Michael Zappone and Tony Pignata on FNR_Football Nation Radio.
listen to the full interview here