Culina believes Brazil demolition was final straw.
After watching his country get well beaten at the Estadio Garrincha on Saturday, ex-Australian international Jason Culina has called for Holger Osieck to be sacked before the World Cup.
The midfielder who was capped 59 times for Australia and represented his country at the 2006 and 2010 World Cups, feels the poor performance of the team during the 6-0 defeat warrants a change of personnel.
Speaking to ABC, Culina advocated a change of management.
“Bringing a new coach in is certainly something that should be considered after the Brazil game. I have never seen a Socceroos team play like that before. It’s time the new generation were given a go.
“If there is to be change it needs to come soon so that whoever takes over has time to put his imprint on the team. If not, there’s a danger you could go to the World Cup as a bit of shambles.”
Culina reiterated that the problem lies within the team’s management structure: “A lot of questions need to be asked and it’s pretty obvious that the answers lie with the coaching staff and also the players themselves.”
He also spoke about the tantalising possibility of reinstating Guus Hiddink as coach. “It would be amazing if we could get him back,Everything about the man is extraordinary. He’s our greatest Socceroos coach and is an inspiring figure.”