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Frank Arok
Personal information
Full name Ferenc Arok
Date of birth 20 January 1932 (1932-01-20) (age 77)
Place of birth    Kingdom of Yugoslavia
Senior career1
Years Club App (Gls)*
1950-1960 FK Jedinstvo    
Teams managed
1961–1962
1966–1967
1969–1972
1981–1983
1983–1989
1989
1994–1996
1996
1996–1998
1998–1999
2000
2001–2003
FK Novi Sad
FK Vojvodina "Assistant Coach"
St George Saints
St George Saints
Australia
St George Saints
South Melbourne
Port Melbourne
Gippsland Falcons
Sydney Olympic "Director of Coaching"
Port Melbourne
Perth Glory "Youth Coach"

1 Senior club appearances and goals
counted for the domestic league only.
* Appearances (Goals)

Ferenc 'Frank' Arok (Árok Ferenc) (born 20 January 1932 in Serbia (then Yugoslavia)) is a retired Serbian football (soccer) player and coach of Hungarian descent.

Arok played for FK Jedinstvo in Yugoslavia during the 1950s before moving into coaching. In the early 1960s Arok coached FK Novi Sad and FK Vojvodina before being brought out to Australia. In Australia Arok coached St George Saints, whom he led to a New South Wales State league title in 1972, and to the National Soccer League title in 1983, as well as South Melbourne FC, Port Melbourne, Gippsland Falcons, and Sydney Olympic but is best known for his role as coach of the Australian national team. Arok coached Australia in 48 A internationals between 1983 and 1989. After working with Perth Glory's youth team between 2001 and 2003, Arok moved back to his homeland (Serbia) with his wife Gordana Divljak Arok to retire. He has one daughter, Marijana Novakovic, and two granddaughters, Gordana Novakovic and Lena Sokol.

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Preceded by
Eddie Thomson
NSL Coach of the Year
1982-1983
Succeeded by
Eddie Thomson
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