Former Aussie international believes Fergie is the man for the job.
Former Manchester United and Australia goalkeeper Mark Bosnich wants his old boss Sir Alex Ferguson to come and manage that Australian national team, the Daily Mirror reports.
Bosnich, who played under Ferguson during two separate spells at Old Trafford, believes Ferguson could be tempted out of retirement and into the vacant Socreoos hotseat. Australia are currently without a manager following the recent back-to-back 6-0 defeats at the hands of Brazil and France.
And despite enduring a tempestuous relationship with the Scot during his playing days, Bosnich has hailed Fergie as the only man capable of getting them to next summer’s World Cup.
“We’ve been throwing around a lot of names but there’s one person that I haven’t heard mentioned – even though I’ve got more reason than anyone not to suggest him,” Bosnich told Triple M radio station.
“I’m just being honest and have had experience under him, so know what he’s like – it is Sir Alex Ferguson.
“That name hasn’t been put about, but we need someone of that ilk.
“He (Ferguson) would command a top whack, but in life, and especially in sport, you get what you pay for. If you want the very best, you’re going to have to pay for the best.”
Ferguson, who retired from football earlier this year after 26 years at the helm of United, does have some previous international management experience. Following the sudden death of Jock Stein in 1986 he took Scotland to the World Cup that year, but failed to get them past the group stage.