A-League championship coach Graham Arnold moves to Northern Beaches

A-League championship coach Graham Arnold moves to Northern Beaches
A-League championship coach Graham Arnold moves to Northern Beaches

Recently crowned A-League championship coach Graham Arnold and wife Sarah are moving into NRL heartland having recently settled on a family home in the Northern Beaches.

He's paid $1.67 million for the North Narrabeen knockdown home following the sale of his Drummoyne waterfront apartment earlier in the year.

Set 100 metres from the waterways of Narrabeen Lake and Wimbledon Reserve, the home was advertised as a fantastic opportunity for the astute renovator and property investor.

The listing suggested it sits on one of the most highly sought after streets in the suburb. 

Its on the same street at Sea Eagles legend Geoff Toovey who is currently in the UK coaching English Super League club Bradford Bulls. He paid $460,000 for his home in 1996. The streets biggest sale came just last month when an absolute lakefront sold for $3.15 million.

Spanning two levels, the four bedroom brick home on 345 sqm is surrounded by a wrap around decking.

It comes with a recently renovated kitchen and a rumpus room with separate entrance. 

Varney & Sons agent Nash Varney sold the home.

It's a return to the Northern Beaches for Arnold who previously spent nine years at Newport until 2010.

He's only recently left Sydney's inner west where a three bedroom Drummoyne waterfront was base for the last two years.

He listed the two level, 320 sqm apartment a day before the season opening game drubbing of rivals Western Sydney Wanderers last October.

It sold with its last price guide as $2.85 million.

Arnold has been the head coach of Sydney since 2014 having guided the Central Coast Mariners to two premierships and a championship in three years.

Earlier this month Arnold won the Grand Final with Sydney FC, topping the table after losing just once in 27 games all season.

They beat arch-rivals Melbourne Victory on penalties after a 1-1 draw.

Arnold previously coached the Socceroos for a year following the departure of Guus Hiddink.

He was a striker throughout his professional career, scoring 68 in 178 games for Sydney United while also playing in Holland and Japan.

One of Arnold's first acts after winning the championship was to resign Brazilian top scorer Bobo who netted 15 goals, the fourth highest in the league.

This article first appeared in The Daily Telegraph.

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