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Socceroos boss Postecoglou dismisses Rangers talk

Socceroos coach Ange Postecoglou during press conference

Sydney, November 9: Socceroos head coach Ange Postecoglou dismissed speculation linking him with the vacant Rangers post ahead of Australia's World Cup play-off against Honduras.

Postecoglou's future is uncertain having refused to confirm whether he will remain at the helm if the Socceroos qualify for the 2018 World Cup in Russia.

The 52-year-old has since emerged as a possible replacement for Pedro Caixinha, who was sacked by the Scottish side last month.

But Postecoglou insisted he is solely focused on guiding Australia to next year's showpiece tournament as the Socceroos prepare for Friday's (November 10) first leg of their inter-confederation play-off in San Pedro Sula.

" speculation, mate," Postecoglou said. "The only thing on my radar is these two games. That's where all my energy is, that's where all my focus is and that's what's most important.

"Anything on that is not even on my radar."

Postecoglou, who has continually fielded questions about his future after Australia's AFC play-off victory over Syria, added: "You can ask the question 20 different ways, you’ll get the same answer, 20 different versions of it.

"People are very interested in what happens if we qualify but I'm more interested in what happens if we don't qualify so it's in my interests to make sure that we do.

"My total headspace is around making sure we qualify for a World Cup, which I think is paramount at this point.

"The interest in whether I stay or not only becomes interesting to people if we qualify but no-one seems to be interested in what happens if we don't qualify — they're quite happy for me to walk out the door.

"If they're quite happy for me to walk out the door, why should I spend any time thinking about anything beyond that?"

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