Australia FA boss: Postecoglou should focus on Honduras play-off

Football Federation Australia (FFA) boss David Gallop insisted that the national team coach Ange Postecoglou’s should focus is on securing qualification for the World Cup rather than quit.

“We are focused on Honduras, those are massive games for us both away and (at home),” Gallop told reporters in Sydney.

“I’ve spoken to Ange a number of times. A number of factors go into this kind of thing. He’s made no secret he wants to coach week in week out (at club level) again,” Gallop said, as quoted by The Star.

“(Postecoglou’s) focus is on November and knuckling down to the task which is to qualify for our fourth consecutive World Cup.

“I think he’s not necessarily indicated that he’s made a decision (on his future). He’s focused on November, and that’s where we’re at.”

As reported by local media, Postecoglou wanted to step down after the intercontinental World Cup play-off against Honduras in November, in order to take up opportunities of coaching a foreign club.

His contract will be expired until next year, but the 52-year-old has been reportedly wanted to step down due to massive criticism for the Socceroos’ struggles in the final phase of Asian qualifying.