Vidmar moves on

After five years at the helm of the Olyroos, and acting as understudy of the national team, Aurelio Vidmar has parted ways with Football Federation Australia.

After failing to exit the group stages of qualification for Rio 2016, Vidmar was not offered a contract renewal.

FFA CEO David Gallop has thanked Aurelio for his contribution to the national teams over the past half-decade.

“As a former Socceroo champion and professional in Europe and Asia, Aurelio brought a wealth of experience to the coaching roles he performed,” said Gallop.

“Viddie was a committed member of the coaching staff and made a key contribution to the development of many young players.

“His role with the Socceroos’ campaigns for 2014 World Cup and 2015 Asian Cup was highly regarded. I wish him well on the next stage of his journey in football.”

The decision was not made immediately, and followed a review of operations by the 'National Teams Unit'.

There will be no announcement in the near future on who will replace Vidmar in the post.