An outpouring of tributes have emerged on social media following the passing of legendary Socceroos coach Frank Arok.
Arok passed away in Serbia on Tuesday, 12 January 2021 due to illness at the age 88.
Born in the Kingdom of Yugoslavia in 1932, he migrated to Australia in the late 1960s and impacted the lives of many throughout his adopted nation.
Arok managed Australia in 89 international matches between 1983 and 1990, with 48 of these fixtures being ‘A’ internationals.
He also enjoyed a prodigious career at club level, tasting success with St. George Budapest, Marconi, South Melbourne and the Gippsland Falcons
As the news emerged on Tuesday night, many who interacted with Arok as a player, fan or media figure expressed their personal tributes for the coach who was said to be ‘ahead of his time’.