Slater calls for Olyroos coach to go

OLYROOS coach Aurelio Vidmar's job is sure to come under heavy scrutiny after again failing to guide his team to the Olympics.

A 0-0 draw against Jordan to round out the group component of the U23 Asian Championship in Qatar saw the Aussies miss out on qualifying for the 2016 Games in Rio.

The Olyroos needed to finish in the top three at the tournament to book their tickets to Brazil.

Vidmar also failed to get the team to the London Olympics in 2012.

After a 1-0 loss to the UAE and a 2-0 win over Vietnam, the Olyroos needed to beat Jordan to advance to the knockout stage.

Former Socceroo Robbie Slater said it was time for his former national teammate Vidmar to step away from the coaching role.

"Of course it is (time for Vidmar to go) - you don't get three goes at it," Slater told Fox Sports.

"Four years ago we didn't score a goal in qualifying for the London Olympics, and now second time around we're eliminated at the group stage.

"It's not a witch hunt - it's just the reality in a results-driven business."

Lack of firepower up front was again a problem.

Despite having the ball for longer periods of the match, the Olyroos were unable to make clear-cut chances.

They came close to scoring when a deft lob from Brisbane Roar striker Jamie Maclaren hit the crossbar, while Josh Brillante blazed a shot over the bar 10 minutes before the break.



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