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Former Socceroos coach Frank Arok dies



Tributes are piling up for Frank Arok after the death of the former Socceroos coach on Tuesday night at the age of 88.

Arok led the Socceroos in 89 internationals and one of the highlights of his career was overseeing the national team at the 1988 Olympics in Seoul.

His death, which came just eight days before his 89th birthday, was announced on the official Socceroos Twitter account.

Former Socceroos Robbie Slater and Mark Schwarzer were among the countless Australian football personalities who took to social media to congratulate the man and coach Arok was.

Many journalists also paid tribute to Arok.

Here are some special photos that capture the great person and trainer that Arok was.

Frank Arok watches a state grand finale in 1981 (Fairfax)

Frank Arok was not happy with the width of Sydney’s Barton Park in 1980. (Fairfax)

Frank Arok during a Socceroos game. (Fairfax)

Frank Arok greeting two of his SCG Australia players: fullback Alan Davison (left) and goalkeeper Tony Pezzano (right) after a 0-0 draw with Manchester United in 1984 (Fairfax).

Frank Arok before a Socceroos game. (Social media)

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