The New Zealand goalkeeper, Glen Moss, has said that Neil Emblen should be appointed as the permanent manager of the team.
Emblen is presently the interim caretaker of the All Whites side and he is being seen as the strongest contender for the manager’s post. However, he has not applied for that and thus, it would be very interesting to see if the football association in New Zealand considers him for the job or not.
The former New Zealand manager, Ricki Herbert, had resigned from his post earlier this year.
After that, Emblen was asked to take over on a temporary basis and he has managed the All Whites in two games since then. In the first match which was against Japan in March, New Zealand got beaten quite comprehensively by 2-4, but, against South Africa a couple of days back, there was considerable improvement in their game as they stopped Gordon Igesund’s boys on a draw.
As per Moss who was leading his country in the game against South Africa, Emblen has done brilliantly since taking over and the players are very happy working with him. So, the association should consider him seriously for the permanent job.
When asked about Emblen not applying for the post, Moss said, “There is no need for that. The association has seen how Neil has worked since being given the responsibility.”
“The preparation of the boys for the previous couple of matches has been fantastic and Neil has a lot to do with that. He has made this young unit feel very comfortable.”
“It’s not going to be easy for the association to overlook him for the job, that’s for sure.”
Emblen was the manager of the New Zealand U-23 side which had travelled to London to take part in the Olympics in 2012.