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FFA appoints Melbourne Victory's Rob Sherman as technical director

Football Federation Australia have finally appointed a technical director after a nine-month wait.

Melbourne Victory's coaching general manager Rob Sherman will take up the key position after finishing up at the A-League club at the end of next month.

Sherman, a former professional footballer, has held similar roles in Wales and New Zealand. He was previously employed by FFA as head of coach education. FFA chief David Gallop said the appointment took so long as "it was important we found the right...

A-League clubs, Professional Footballers Australia want independent competition by July

A hat-trick from David Williams dented the Newcastle Jets' A-League finals hopes as Wellington Phoenix run out 4-1 winners.

A-League players and clubs have called on football's warring factions to make a deal for an independent competition before July.

The June 30 deadline has been set by FFA after the New Leagues Working Group (NLWG), tasked with finding the right formula for a breakaway league, tabled a long-awaited report into the matter on Tuesday.

The 70-page paper leaves plenty of scope for negotiation on issues of finances and governance.

But Professional Footballers Australia chief John Didulica said there was...

Ex-Australia captain Tim Cahill announces retirement from club game

Tim Cahill, who retired last year from the Socceroos, has called it a career from the club game.

Former Australia captain Tim Cahill has announced his retirement from club football at the age of 39.

The former Milwall and Everton player retired from international duty in November, ending a career in which he became Australia's leading scorer with 50 goals from 108 appearances.

He continued playing for Jamshedpur in the Indian Super League, scoring two goals in 11 games before his contract ended.

Cahill told Australia's Optus Sport he would not seek another club contract but would pursue other...

Socceroos coach Graham Arnold wants fresh thinking on A-League

Graham Arnold
Graham Arnold wants a solution to the conflict that too often arises between club sides and the national team.

Socceroos coach Graham Arnold has called for a football forum to solve the eternal club-versus-country row he says is threatening the future competitiveness of the national team.

Arnold, back in Australia after steering the Olyroos through the first round of qualifying to the Tokyo Olympics, says Australian under-23 teams needs more matches. So many matches, in fact, that it could be untenable for him to maintain the role through to January's qualifying tournament and the 2020 Games.

Arnold has...

Nick D'Agostino, Thomas Deng bullish about Olyroos' Japan 2020 chances

Koutroumbis and Petratos score as Jets beat Melbourne Victory on the road.
A ten men Melbourne Victory held on for a 1-1 draw with Melbourne City after an early penalty was cancelled out
The Newcastle Jets scored two fantastic second half goals to zoom away from Melbourne City.
Wellington Phoenix scored first against the run of play before a Keisuke Honda penalty meant the two sides would share the points.

Olyroos ace Nick D'Agostino believes anything is possible for Australia's under-23 side after taking a massive stride towards Olympic qualification.

D'Agostino scored twice in a 2-2 draw with South Korea in Cambodia on Tuesday night which secures Australia's spot in the Asian Football Confederation's under-23 championships.

At the tournament in Thailand next January, Australia will fight for one of three available places for Asia, alongside hosts Japan, at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

And D'Agostino...