Auckland City coach Ramon Tribulietx has confirmed he has been in discussions with defending A-League champions Brisbane Roar.
Auckland City bowed out in extra-time as they lost their Club World Cup semi-final 2-1 to Argentinian side San Lorenzo in Morocco.
Auckland City are happy to wear the tag of underdog in their Club World Cup semi-final against San Lorenzo.
Captain Ivan Vicelich says Auckland City have already far exceeded their expectations from the tournament, ahead of their Club World Cup semi-final against San Lorenzo.
Auckland City became the first Oceania club to reach the Club World Cup semi-finals when they beat African champions ES Setif 1-0 in Rabat.
Auckland City are through to the Club World Cup quarter-finals after winning a penalty shootout 4-3 against Moroccan champions Moghreb Tetouan.
Auckland City coach Ramon Tribulietx wants to take over the New Zealand job, but faces a wait of several months to find out if he's successful.
New Zealand side Auckland City suffered a third successive first-up defeat at the Club World Cup when they fell to an injury-time strike in their 2-1 loss to Raja Club Athletic.
Auckland City coach Ramon Tribulietx took positives out of their warm-up game against Espanyol, as they prepare for the FIFA Club World Cup.