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Australian Football: Aloisi reveals future ambitions

John Aloisi is fully committed to Western United for now but has spoken of his ambition to coach overseas one day, while the Socceroos are also on his bucket list.

Aloisi has just seen his stock dramatically rise after guiding Western to A-League grand final glory in his first season in charge of the club. And it could also open up new avenues of opportunity.

Contract talks planned

Club officials have confirmed they plan to sit down and talk with Aloisi about his future with a view to getting him tied down to a new deal. Aloisi himself has also said he would be interested.

But at the same time he is very ambitious and wants to coach at the highest level possible in the future. For now though he is committed to the black and greens.

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"I've never shied away from that I want to get to the very top as a coach," Aloisi told reporters. "I'm hopeful that one day I'm going to be good enough that I'll be able to go to another level overseas. But at the moment, where I'm staying in Australia, I would love to stay with Western United."

Potential Socceroos interest

Graham Arnold is the current coach of the Socceroos. However he is likely to move on if they fail to qualify for the World Cup this year. It could create an opening for Aloisi, but again he says it is all ifs, buts and maybes at the moment.

"I don't know. Look, I would be lying to say that I wouldn't want to coach the national team because I would love to, because that's the pinnacle for a player and also a coach," he added. "But whether they would even approach me, I don't know. I'm not even thinking about that at the moment."

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