Graham James Arnold (born 3 August 1963 Sydney ) is an Australian former football player and was temporarily coach of the Australian national football team.
Arnold began his active career at Canterbury - Marrickville in the " New South Wales Premier League ." The striker moved to Sydney Croatia (now Sydney United) in Australia's National Soccer League, where he was elected in 1986 and scorer Player of the Year. He moved to the Netherlands, played for Roda JC Kerkrade and NAC Breda. In Belgium, he was active for RFC Liège and Charleroi Sporting. His career he wanted to end it with Sanfrecce Hiroshima in Japan; but after his return to Australia he played for Northern Spirit FC ( in a suburb of Sydney ).
Graham Arnold played 56 times for the national team, where he scored 19 goals. His first game he completed during the World Cup qualifier against Taiwan in Adelaide on October 23, 1985 In this game -. 7:0 Full for Australia - he also shot his first international goal. His last assignment for the Socceroos on November 29, 1997 ended sadly for him: In the qualifying match against Iran Australia only managed a 2-2 draw and thus missed the part in the 1998 World Cup in France.
Arnold has experience as interim coach. Already in 1989/90 he filled in for two games as a coach in Sydney Croatia. His actual coach - career started in 1998 at Northern Spirit. In 2000 he was assistant coach of the national team, which he took over after the 2006 World Cup in July 2006, after the resignation of Guus Hiddink as coach and supervised up to leaving at the Asia Cup 2007. For the season 2010/11 Arnold takes over as coach at the Central Coast Mariners, his predecessor Lawrie McKinna changes to the management of the club.