ACL and Sydney tempt Arnold

Central Coast's Graham Arnold and Alex Wilkinson.
Central Coast's Graham Arnold and Alex Wilkinson. Getty Images Sport - Ryan Pierse

GRAHAM Arnold may or not be in charge of the Central Coast Mariners for their next Asian Champions League outing in Japan in two weeks, but if this was his last game at the helm of the A-League club, it wasn't a bad way to finish.

The Mariners play Nagoya Grampus on May 15 with a chance to make it to the next stage of the competition following a 5-1 win against Chinese outfit Tianjin Teda at Bluetongue Stadium, the club's first success in the ACL.

Arnold's team needed a win to keep in touch with the top two teams in Group G - Seongnam Ilhwa and Nagoya Grampus - who drew 1-1 in South Korea.

The fomer Socceroos coach said he thought he would still be in charge for the May 15 clash, but everything is pointing to him moving to Sydney FC at some stage.

"I think so, 100%. I owe that to the players," Arnold said after the game when asked if he would be at the helm for the Nagoya clash.

"I've been with them for two years and they've given me everything that I've got. I think it's one thing I will do."

Arnold also said ideally he would remain in charge for as long as the Mariners' Asian run continues.

A double from Daniel McBreen and goals from Joshua Rose, Michael McGlinchey and Mustafa Amini, sealed the big win.

Topics:  asian champions league, central coast mariners, sydney fc



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