Arnie tempted by ‘the glamour’ of Glory

Graham Arnold admits he is tempted by the opportunity to potentially coach Perth Glory in the Hyundai A-League.

Graham Arnold admits he is tempted by the opportunity to potentially coach Perth Glory in the Hyundai A-League.

Arnold, who was sacked by J-League club Vegalta Sendai last week, will return to home to Australia later this week.

It's understood the former Central Coast boss will speak with Glory owner Tony Sage as the Western Australian club look to appoint a new full-time boss as soon as possible.

Glory had reportedly narrowed their short-list to two candidates this week but will now hold off on any decision until talks with Arnold.

The championship-winning boss is sure to have no shortage of suitors if he is to return to the A-League, with Newcastle Jets also still to appoint a new coach while Frank Farina's Sydney FC future remains unclear.

"It (Perth) is definitely a job that would interest me,'' Arnold said in Perth's Sunday Times newspaper.

"I've always looked at Glory as one of the glamour clubs of the A-League, they've under-achieved this year and there's been some turmoil around the club.

"You want to be successful, you want to fill that Shed and stadium each game and get them back to the glory days when they were the benchmark of the NSL.

"I look at their playing roster and they've got some very talented kids for sure. Many go overseas very young, you'd want to keep them in Perth and try and get them to stay in the A-League for longer.

"I've got to get tidied up and then have a holiday to clear my head after everything that's happened in the last week.

"I hope that I can finalise things here and fly out Monday or Tuesday so I'll be back in Australia by the end of the week.''

Glory CEO denied Arnold had now become favourite to get the job, although conceded his record is hard to ignore.

"Graham Arnold is somebody we've got to consider and clearly there's been some preliminary discussions with him,'' Brewer said.

While interim boss Kenny Lowe has done a decent job since taking over from the sacked Alistair Edwards, it's believed he won't get the full-time gig.