Australia international Tom Rogic has revealed his delight to be reunited with former coach Graham Arnold.
Arnold was recently appointed as manager of the Socceroos following the departure of Bert Van Marwijk after the World Cup in Russia this summer.
Rogic played under Arnold at Central Coast Mariners for a couple of seasons before moving to Scotland to join Celtic in 2013 and said he was glad to be reunited with his first professional coach.
“Very much so … I certainly learnt a lot from him,” he said of Graham, who is back for his second shot as Australia coach after an ill-fated stint in 2006-07.
“Fast forward six years and I think it’s safe to say that Graham has learnt a lot and become a better manager along the way, and I feel I’ve become a better player as well.
“So hopefully I’ll be able to learn a lot more from him and most importantly show that to Australia.”
One of Arnold and Rogic’s greatest challenges will be getting goals from a team that lacks world class strikers and was unable to score from open play during the World Cup.
Rogic also revealed that the new head coach was pushing the Socceroos to show more dynamism in the final third.
“It’s very positive and as an attacking player it’s exciting the prospect of what we can achieve,” he said, according to Reuters.