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Football Federation Australia Whittles Down List Of Managerial Candidates

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 01 / 17 / 18

Three dozen candidates "of varying pedigree" applied, but Football Federation Australia said that it has "whittled them down to a shortlist of six or less as the painstaking process to replace Ange Postecoglou" as the Socceroos manager continues, according to Michael Lynch of the SYDNEY MORNING HERA...

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