Aussies could make a stunning play for recently retired manager.
It would be considered one of the most stunning signing coups in recent football history, however, former Australian star says if you don’t ask you don’t know.
The former Manchester United goalkeeper has suggested Football Federation Australia make a play for Sir Alex Ferguson to become the new manager for the Socceroos.
Ferguson, who retired at the end of the 2012-13 English Premier League season amid much fanfare for his amazing run of success with United.
However, Ferguson is just shy of his 72nd birthday and it would take plenty of convincing to take up another full-time job with a developing national football side leading into next year’s World Cup.
None of which is stopping Bosnich from suggesting the near-impossible.
“Well we’ve been throwing around a lot of things but there’s one person that I haven’t heard mentioned – even though I’ve got more reason than anyone not to suggest him, I’m just being honest and have had experience under him, so know what he’s like – is Sir Alex Ferguson,” Bosnich said.
“That name hasn’t been put about, but someone of that ilk. Either him or someone of that ilk needs to come down and start to put a few people in their place.”
The position is available due to the sudden axing of Holger Osieck, after the Australia side were belted 6-0 by France in an international friendly, which occurred just weeks after the same scoreline against Brazil.
Bosnich said if the FFA could not afford to go after somebody like Ferguson they should let the football public know they should not expect such a high profile name.
“It’s a full-time commitment. In life, and especially in sport, you get what you pay for. If you want the very best, well you’re going to have to pay for the best,” Bosnich said.
“I’m not privvy to the financial situation of the FFA but if we cannot afford to pay the best, I don’t think there’s any problem in saying that.
“I don’t think there’s any problem saying that publicly and people would understand that. Everybody has different means.
“He (Ferguson) will command a top whack but if you want the very best and you want someone who can come out and sort the whole thing, and I said that on Fox Sports on the weekend, I think Holger was only part of the problem.
“He’s paid with his job as manager but there’s a lot of problems with the whole set-up that need sorting out.”