Bosnar quits Socceroos
By Zoe Feather
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Australia international Eddie Bosnar has urged Frank Farina to quit.
Everton defender Eddie Bosnar has launched a scathing attack on Australian coach Frank Farina, temporarily turning his back on international football.
Bosnar, who joined Everton on a free transfer from Sturm Graz in the summer, has claimed he will never pull on the Socceroos shirt while Farina is in charge after discovering he had failed to make the eighteen- man squad for the World Cup qualifying games against the Solomon Islands via a text message.
The 24-year-old told the Liverpool Echo: "How can I respect a manager when he has not spoken two words to me?
"I do not think any of the players have respect for Frank and that is a big problem.
"I do not wish anybody any ill, but if I were him I would step-down to be honest."
Farina has made little comment on Bosnar's reaction except to say the defender had only narrowly missed out on a place.
Bosnar's team-mate and countryman Tim Cahill has been named in the squad after an impressive start to his maiden season in the Premiership.
However, Everton boss Davis Moyes is concerned Cahill's involvement will be detrimental to his club form, saying: "There will be a lot of travelling involved.
"He leaves immediately after the Tottenham game this weekend and is only back a few days before the Southampton tie.
"It is something for us to consider."