obvs in the end its the players decision, however national coaches advise at times on moves. in anges case he pretty much said players needed to be playing in the best leagues not chasing money. Arnold the other day said of rogic moving to qatar as long as he is happy this effectively says as long as the players are happy with their money hes happy for them to go. yet what quality are they going to be up against. its a joke. long gone are the days where players fought it out in europe. years ago tomi juric had a huge chinese offer but he turned it down because he wanted to try in europe. unfortunately it didnt work our however thats the attitude we need for the national team. the only benefit of players playing in sh*t leages like chine and qatar is the fact that its less travel time for socceroos gamesDoes the FFA or national team coaches have any say in where these guys go? Surely it's the players decision?
For years I've said that, ultimately, if the Socceroos and our underage teams are a big enough carat then you can use selection to influence player moves. (Which things like regular World Cup qualification, Asian Cups and South American invitations will achieve.)Does the FFA or national team coaches have any say in where these guys go? Surely it's the players decision?