Ange Postecoglou has 'no doubt' an Australian would coach the Socceroos with more vigour and passion than an overseas manager.
The Melbourne Victory mentor, and leading contender to replace sacked German Holger Osieck, argued that it was too easy for an overseas coach to manage the Socceroos with a short-term view and then return to Europe when their plan failed without facing reprisals.
"Sometimes with foreigners, they do their job and they leave and then that's the end of it," Postecoglou said on SEN radio.
"I think there's some sense in saying that if there's an Australian who's ready for it, then that would be the way to go.
"An Australian has to live in this country once he's finished the job."
Along with Graham Arnold, Postecoglou has set the benchmark for Australian coaching in recent years, with Tony Popovic adding to the mix last season.
The two-time A-League championship coach believes the embarrassing 6-0 defeats to Brazil and France could have been mitigated had the next generation of Socceroos been exposed to international football more often.
He used 25-year-old former Victory goalkeeper Mitch Langerak's performance against France as an example.
"Maybe he would have performed even better if he had five or six games under his belt," Postecoglou said of the 25-year-old.
"I've always had the view, particularly with young players, is you never really know whether they're up to it unless you throw them in there.
"I've never been let down by throwing in young players, when I think they're ready, into the mix, and it's no different at international level. That's probably an area we may have fallen behind, we just don't know.
"A lot of people are saying that the next generation (of Australian players) aren't good enough. Well, I'm not sure how you can form that view because I don't think there's been enough of it, to be honest."
Postecoglou also believes the 'drastic action' needed to turn the Socceroos around meant the new national boss could not afford to coach an A-League team at the same time.
"We've always got to remember our national team is a flag-bearer for our code. I reckon it's a pretty important job and one that needs total attention," he said.
"All our national teams go through these sorts of phases where there are tough times. Usually the best way to come out of it is to take a long-term view rather than a short-term view...there's a general feeling throughout the sporting community that needs to be done with the Socceroos as well."
|M. de Jong|
|J. de Guzmán|
|D. De Rosario|
|Coach: Benito Floro|
for J. de Guzmán 25'
for I. Hume 46'
for D. De Rosario 46'
for N. Ledgerwood 46'
for S. Jackson 54'
for M. de Jong 60'
|Kimmich avoids serious injury following De Jong tackle|
|Porto sign free agent Osvaldo|
|Mourinho braced for stiff challenge|
|Vidic undergoes surgery|
|Morata sidelined with torn calf|
|Gotze: Guardiola must communicate more|
|Williams rules out Swansea exit|
|UEFA Europa League Preview: Southampton, Vojvodina poised to advance|
|Mitrovic up for a battle|
|Pochettino in the market for a striker|
|Beware of Leverkusen, says Kiessling|
|CONCACAF Champions League Review: Rimando, Plata stand tall for RSL|
|Jardim: Monaco worked on defending lead|
|Deila uninterested in pitch excuses against Qarabag|
|City won´t make top four, says James|
|Clyne eyes Premier League title with Liverpool|
|Dos Santos key to Galaxy´s bid for continental dominance|
|Brazil to play Costa Rica in New Jersey|
|Ajax loss ´sad for Dutch football´ - De Boer|
|United target Bale happy at Real|
|Guardiola furious but Mihajlovic defends De Jong: ´Football isn´t dancing´|
|Champions League top priority at PSG - Di Maria|
|UEFA Champions League Review: Ajax crash out after home defeat|
|Blackpool handed suspended deduction|
|Bayern Munich 3 Milan 0: Guardiola and De Jong lock horns in tunnel|
|Akpom, Ojo and Solanke on the move|
|McClaren: No Newcastle bid for Austin|
|Real Madrid 2 Tottenham 0: Bale on target against former club|
|Mangala vows to improve on debut campaign|
|Tomlin completes Bournemouth switch|
|Astra v West Ham: Page hungry for first-team action|
|Di Maria arrives in Qatar for PSG medical|
|Vitesse v Southampton: Caulker prepared to wait for his chance|
|UEFA rejects Fenerbahce´s Fred appeal|
|Watford show support for assaulted fan as police charge six|
|Ibrahimovic to miss PSG opener|
|Klopp suited to Bayern job - Watzke|
|Eredivisie season-opener postponed due to police strike|
|Dortmund v Wolfsberger: Tuchel set for home bow|
|Griezmann at the double in Atletico win|
|Japan v South Korea: Halilhodzic calls for ´pride´|
|Mourinho enjoying improved relationship with Abramovich|
|Gradel agrees Bournemouth return|
|Inter switch an ´easy decision´ for Miranda|
|Bojan eyes early comeback|
|Vitesse hopeful over Solanke loan deal|
|Pedro will decide his own future - Luis Enrique|
|Iniesta handed Barcelona armband|
|Kukesi punished after Europa League abandonment|
|Leno hints at Leverkusen exit|
|Benitez explains Ronaldo absence|
|Pochettino backs Kane to be among world´s best|
|Messi not ruled out of Mexico friendly - Martino|
|China v North Korea: Kim´s side look for another win|
|River Plate v Tigres UANL: Copa Libertadores final evenly poised|
|Real target Ceballos focused on Betis - Mel|
|Torres: I´d give my life to win La Liga with Atletico|
|Platini can lead FIFA change - Fernandez|
|Mel: Betis won´t be signing Osvaldo|
|Ferrero defends Samp boss Zenga|
|Pochettino expects Spurs improvement|
|Bale ideal for United - Robson|
|Ferdinand: Di Maria will regret United failure|
|Benitez pleased with goalkeepers as De Gea transfer saga continues|
|Guardiola tips fit Schweinsteiger to shine|
|Confident Oxlade-Chamberlain hits back at Keane|
|Ferdinand: Stones would be ´a lunatic´ to join Chelsea|
|Qarabag v Celtic: Gordon wants positivity from Scottish champions|
|Higuain rejects extension from Napoli|
|Zamora returns to Brighton|
|West Ham can cope without Valencia - Gold|
|Wickham loses on Palace debut|
|Guardiola: No problem with Matthaus and Effenberg comments|
|Cartabia excited by Deportivo loan|
|Lyon confirm Rafael deal|
|Hysaj agrees deal to follow Sarri to Napoli|
|Rafael says his goodbyes to Manchester United|
|Dos Santos ready to get going with Galaxy|
|Pochettino rejects Soldado exit talk|
|Metatarsal misery for Mulumbu|
|Benitez: Benzema and Bale going nowhere|
|Mihajlovic: Ibrahimovic would make Milan title contenders|
|Hughes not taking any risks with Bojan|
|Guardiola relishing Audi Cup test|
|Di Maria ´taking a step up´ - Silva|
|Leicester bring in defender Benalouane|
|Deulofeu doubtful for Premier League opener|
|West Ham striker Valencia out for three months|
|UEFA: Qarabag-Celtic to go ahead|
|Palace seal Wickham swoop|
|Ronaldo and Benzema to miss Audi Cup|
|Marotta: Juventus could lose Pogba|
|Kante completes Leicester switch|
|Khedira ruled out for two months|
|FA accepts Mourinho criticism of Wembley surface|
|Robben rubbishes injury talk|
|Marchisio expects Milan title challenge|
|Rafael set for Lyon move|
|Celtic ´seeking reassurances´ over Qarabag pitch|
|Wenger beating Mourinho does not affect Chelsea - Zouma|
|Rooney moved by Everton welcome|
|Mancini not worried by lack of Inter goals|
|Coloccini wants to finish career at Newcastle - McClaren|
|Ramsey: Pressure to win trophies is nothing new|
|Terry: Wembley defeat could be a ´blessing in disguise´|
|Blatter not running for IOC re-election|
|Bendtner: Wolfsburg can challenge Bayern for Bundesliga honours|
|Liverpool relishing Britannia return, says Henderson|
|Everton big enough to keep Stones - Martinez|
|MLS Review: Fire stun Dallas as goals dry up|
|New Atletico signings excite Raul Garcia|
|Cahill expects Arsenal title challenge|
|Jovetic happy with Inter debut|
|Luis Enrique: Barca defence must improve|
|Yanev calls for calm after ugly scenes in friendly|
|Coppa Italia Review: Cittadella romp to victory, Brescia rely on penalties|