Osieck may be on his way out.
After a 6-0 thrashing at the hands of Brazil, pressure is mounting on Australia coach Holger Osieck and it has emerged that former Socceroos manager Guus Hiddink is keen for a second spell in the job.
Hiddink took charge of the Australian National side during the 2006 World Cup in Germany, guiding them to an admirable last 16 finish and eventual loss against winners Italy.
The well-travelled Dutchman, formerly boss of Chelsea and South Korea among others, is a free agent after leaving Russian outfit Anzhi Makhachkala last month.
Should the FFA decide Holger Osieck is no longer the man to lead the team, Hiddink’s agent has confirmed the 66-year-old would be interested in the position.
Speaking to SBS, according to Goal Australia, Cees van Nieuwenhuizen said: “If somebody from the FFA gives me a call I am sure Guus will seriously look at what they have to say.
“We could sit down and talk but the situation now is that Guus is at the moment taking a break and is looking to return to coaching at the end of the year.
“He plans to have a look at the World Cup draw in December and then look at the way ahead from there.
“He certainly still has [a] desire to coach at the top level and he has great memories of his time with the Socceroos.”
Van Nieuwenhuizen also mentioned the fond memories the Dutchman had of his time Down Under.
“He loved the mentality of the players and their approach to the game and while we have not spoken about this issue between ourselves at this point, I am sure he would be more than willing to listen.
“He is in France now recharging his batteries – but I can say he has nothing but good memories of his time in Australia. So we will see what happens if the FFA contacts us again.”