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Ryan backs new socceroos boss Graham Arnold

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Brighton goalkeeper Maty Ryan has tipped new Australia coach Graham Arnold for success and is looking forward to playing his part for the national team.

As Australia prepare to start their 2019 AFC Asian Cup campaign against Jordan on Sunday, Ryan has spoken highly of Graham Arnold after his recent appointment.

“We’ve had a change of head coach recently and he’s [Graham Arnold] someone I know very well from my time in Australia,” Ryan told Brighton’s website.

“I’ve followed his career since — he’s a manager I hold in high regard and I believe he’s very successful in what he does. His approach to the game and knowledge of the game, both as player and manager, is second to none.

“His ability to get the most out of each individual, in order to make a strong collective team, sets him apart from a lot of other coaches and I have no doubt whatsoever in his approach and philosophies.”