Jarrod Hayne has thrown his hat into the ring to coach the Socceroos in the upcoming World Cup, labelling the vacant position as a “dream job”.


NRL star, part-time NFL and Olympic dreamer, now Socceroos coach? Jarryd Hayne has offered his services to coach the Socceroos following Ange Postecoglou’s resignation of Socceroos coach. 

“I just want people to know before the hoo-ha starts,” Hayne told reporters. “It has been my dream ever since I found out Ange Postecoglou quit earlier this morning”. Hayne, who has become well known for his code-swapping, has been rumoured to leave the NRL’s Gold Coast Titans for most of the year. The consensus was that Hayne would join his former club, Parramatta, however, the vacant Socceroos-sized spanner has been thrown in the works for the Eels.


Hayne spoke of his credentials for the vacant position: “I think that I would be a great candidate. “I have experience in a range of sporting situations, I also have World Cup experience, while it isn’t in football, I am sure it’s all the same thing”.

Chief Executive of the Football Federation Australia, David Gallop, remained tight-lipped about the possible appointment of Hayne, or anybody else. “Obviously it is too early to discuss replacements for the (coaching) job. “We are looking high and low for the world’s best candidates. “The incoming coach will not only be well-known, but he will be world-class”.


Sydney FC coach, Graham Arnold is the odds-on favourite to replace Postecoglou.