Franjic calls for #AngeIn for SocceroosPosted: October 15, 2013
Via Marco Monteverde: Versatile right sided player Ivan Franjic has called for former Brisbane and now Melbourne boss Ange Postecoglou to take over as Socceroos boss from the sacked Holger Osieck. Franjic was disappointed to see the man who gave him his start in the national team go, but was in no doubt as to who should replace him.
“I’d like to see Ange (get the national job). He’s my old coach, and I believe he’s a good coach, so hopefully he gets the job.”
Franjic, 26, was signed for Brisbane by Frank Farina, howeverhe really came into his own under Postecoglou’s stewardship, becoming a fixture at right full-back in the back to back championship winning years. Last season he showed his versatility by playing further forward and he continued that on Sunday by playing in the middle of the park and scoring the winner.
Fans in Brisbane and further afield have been calling for Franjic to get more game time in the National Team setup and he got his chance in last years East Asian Cup Qualifiers. Solid performances in that competition and the latter rounds of the A-League lead to his inclusion in the final WCQ squad, and the following East Asian Cup Finals in South Korea. With the looming regeneration upcoming, Franjic could be a vital part of that.