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Skoko nominates Mark Viduka for Australia’s technical director role

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Australia will still be considering the possibility of bringing Mark Viduka as the next technical director, according to Josip Skoko.Viduka is regarded as one of the greatest strikers for the national team and he represented the team in 43 games – over a 13 year period from 1994 to 2007. Even though the number of goals scored by the target man is not impressive at just 11,Viduka’s play often resulted in other players being able to score more easily. After his playing days saw him represent some of the top clubs like Leeds United and Newcastle United, he retired from action in 2009.

Recently, the striker has been making noises about the latter end of his time with the national team.Skoko has an extraordinary friendship withViduka, who has been a very reclusive person more than 10 years ago. The best period forViduka was when he captained the national team at the 2006 World Cup. After having played in some of the best tournaments, with some of the best players, and in some of the best leagues,Viduka has tremendous experience.

Skoko says that Australia will be able to profit from such vast experience. He also said that the likes ofViduka and players like Mark Schwarzer will be able to help the national team.

The golden generation of Australia will now have to come back in a technical capacity to help the national team playing in the form of glory days.“A lot of decisions are made and nobody is consulted. Surely when some of big decisions are being made they should talk to some of us to get our input.They’re going to hire a new technical director and that’s an area where we could offer some helpful feedback on the person they might have in mind,” said Skoko.