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Mark Bosnich

REPORTS are starting to filter out from the Central Coast that the Mariners have offered ex-Socceroo Mark Bosnich a guest player position with the club for Version 4 of the Hyundai A-League.

The plan is to have the ex-Manchester Utd and Chelsea gloves-man play the first seven games of the season as a replacement for the suspended Ref-Slapper, Danny Vukovic.

The Mariners camp denies that they have approached Bosnich but coach McKinna said that he wouldn’t mind having him around if he could show some professionalism.

The Mariners are also rumoured to have approached a club-less John Filan about a similar style contract but the possible Bosnich move would be a good star replacement for the Sydney-bound, John Aloisi.

“I think if he was fully fit and he could prove that he was going to be a valuable member of the squad, of course you would look at him, but he would have to show that,” McKinna said.

“If he’s genuinely got the desire to play, I think he’d definitely be able to make it because he was a quality goalkeeper, and everybody knows that.

It is highly unlikely that the move will be a full-time one for Bosnich but he is said to be quite keen on the idea as it will be a way for him to farewell the local game before he settles on returning to the UK.

Bosnich was probably Australia’s best ever goalkeeper and was one of their best players during the mid-90′s when he was playing for EPL side Aston Villa.

He then went to on to play for Alex Ferguson’s Manchester United before being sacked by Chelsea for a positive drugs test.

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Published on June 6, 2008




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