TOM ROGIC’S current situation is worrying Australia head coach Graham Arnold – a week after CQN revealed the former Celtic playmaker was concerning the country’s football fans.
Socceroos followers admitted their anxieties over the 29-year-old international key man’s position following his emotional exit from Parkhead after the 6-0 win over Motherwell on May 14.
BEST OF ENEMIES…Tom Rogic and Kyogo Furuhashi after the Australia v Japan World Cup clash last year.
Rogic, who cited “personal reasons” for pulling out of his nation’s World Cup play-offs, is still without a club and Arnold, speaking to Fox Sports, said: “I haven’t read anything, I haven’t seen anything.
“I texted him and didn’t get a reply.
“I am concerned about Tommy, but I know the PFA are looking into it.”
FAREWELL, TOM…a Celtic fan holds aloft Rogic’s Australian international shirt as he pays tribute to the playmaker on his final appearance on May 14.
The Aussies are scheduled to play two games against New Zealand in September as Arnold prepares to select his squad for the global extravaganza that is due in Qatar with a November 21 kick-off and the Final due on December 18.
Rogic’s immediate intentions about a return to club football are unclear after rejecting a lucrative contract to join Indonesian champions Persija Jakarta.
The elegant midfielder is a fans’ favourite and has scored 10 goals in his 53 appearances for his country.
Rogic spent nine and a half years at Celtic, claiming 46 strikes in 273 outings while picking up 16 honours.