Australia head coach Ange Postecoglou looking to use World Cup to help promote the next generation
Australia head coach Ange Postecoglou has admitted he will be looking to the future at this summer’s World Cup.
With stalwarts such as Luke Wilkshire, Lucas Neill and Tim Cahill approaching the latter stages of their international careers, there is a need to start bringing through a fresh generation.
For Postecoglou, who replaced Holger Osieck in October, the World Cup offers a chance to begin renewing his squad.
The tactician believes it will be more beneficial for him to use younger players, rather than more experienced options, who are either out of favour, or not playing at a high level with their respective clubs sides.
"The time has come for us to look to this World Cup and the next World Cup and try and build a new golden generation of footballers," Postecoglou said, as reported by FIFA.com.
"We need to make some hard decisions. When you look at our experienced players, there aren't many of them who are playing at the highest level, if any.
“It makes sense to me to start looking at building a new core in the team."