The New Wizard of Oz

Rumours have been doing the rounds that Mile Jedinak has taken the controversial decision to stay in Australia until further notice and not return to his club duties at Aston Villa.

The Socceroo captain had been on international duty this week and scored a hat-trick for Australia in their 3-1 World Cup qualifier play-off win against Honduras, which saw the Socceroos qualify for the 2018 finals in Russia.

Steve Bruce had hoped that Jedinak would rush back to fill John Terry’s boots at centre-back until the skipper returned from injury in the new year.

It is said that Jedinak is relishing his new role as the “most popular man in Australia”, after he was seen soaking up the adulation of the Australian public in Sydney’s Martin Place on Thursday morning.

 

A source close to Jedinak told MOMS, that “Mile hasn’t rushed back to the UK, because due to his new level of fame, he has received various career offers that need serious consideration.”

Moving On Up

There have been whispers in Australia that the Socceroos captain has been offered the Mayor of Sydney post, which had been the kind of role the 33-year-old had been looking to transition into in a year or two, with his career nearing its end.

“His hat-trick in the World Cup qualifier has provided an unexpected boost to his ambitions of public office,” said the source.

“Who knows, if Mile can repeat the feat in Russia next year, he may even have a shot in the 2019 elections to be the Australian Prime Minister.

The Australian press have suggested that it was Donald Trump becoming US president off the back of his popularity of being a reality TV star, that sparked Jedinak’s ambition.

“If Trump could get into office despite being a bit of a Drongo and allegedly grabbing Sheila’s ‘down under’,” rationalised a journalist from the Melbourne Age newspaper. “Then Jedinak’s claim he could be the PM is fair dinkum now the whole country worships him.”

While Jedinak already has an official Instagram account, it’s thought his representatives are about to set him up a Twitter account ala Trump.

Villa Board Concern

While the Villa board are hoping that Jedinak will still board a plane back this week, they are believed to be ready to negotiate a compensation package.

It’s not yet known if Football Federation Australia will offer ex-Villan Mark Bosnich as a sweetener, sending him back to Villa Park to host or be a resident pundit on AVTV.

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1 COMMENT

  1. hope this is not a jest ! But then again I hope we don’t return to the days when JPA would take a taxi to airport after Internationals , kip on plane ,then roll into another taxi to arrrive in time for Villa’s next game

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