Former Socceroos coach Ange Postecoglou says it’s essential for the 2023 Women’s World Cup to leave a legacy for Australian soccer.
Australia and New Zealand will host the match after the FIFA Council opted for the joint bid over Colombia final week.
Postecoglou gained the 2015 Asian Cup on dwelling soil however mentioned that accomplishment hadn’t been mirrored in any concrete features for soccer, nor had the 2000 Sydney Olympics.
“It is significant. It’s significant for football, it’s significant for Australia, it’s going to be an unbelievable tournament,” Postecoglou instructed SEN radio.
“The Matildas are going nice weapons and hopefully they’ve an excellent crack at it.
“The solely factor once more is that it is received to leave a legacy for our sport as a result of the Sydney Olympics soccer was probably the most participated sport and we received nothing out of it.
“The Asian Cup, we gained and actually the following day, life went on with out soccer having any form of a legacy – even the achievement itself hasn’t actually left a lot of a legacy.
“So I do know it should be a implausible match as a result of Australia all the time holds implausible tournaments, however I hope it is vital for soccer in the long run – issues like amenities, infrastructure, governments are shopping for into the sport.
“I’m hoping that’s going to be the most positive outcome of all.”
Postecoglou additionally praised the management of FFA chief govt James Johnson and chairman Chris Nikou and endorsed a mooted gradual transfer of the A-League season from summer time to winter.
“I don’t mind it ( a winter season). I’ve always felt that too often football in Australia has allowed other people to make decisions for it,” he mentioned.
“If the soccer folks inside our code assume that is the easiest way to go, properly consider it and go for it.
“That’s what I’ve all the time been essential of – we all the time look to exterior sources to inform us the place the sport’s finest positioned.
“The best decisions we can make are ones that we believe are going to be good for football and if that’s a winter season, then back it, go for it.”