Japanese club Vegalta Sendai has hired former Australia coach
Graham Arnold as manager of the first division club.
Arnold becomes the first Australian-born coach to take over a
Arnold had been mentioned as a candidate for head coach of
Australia after Holger Osieck was fired last month, but that went
to Melbourne Victory coach Ange Postecoglou.
The 50-year-old Arnold, who has been in charge at A-League club
Central Coast Mariners since 2010, will replace Makoto Teguramori,
who is stepping down at the end of this season to coach Japan’s
Arnold was head coach of the Australian national team from
2007-08 after working on the coaching staff under Guus Hiddink.