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Farina situation 'to be resolved'

Queensland hopes to have coach Frank Farina's future resolved by the end of the week after the rumour mill went into overdrive about the Roar coach.

Farina reportedly had to formally sign a two-year deal with the A-League club by Thursday afternoon after the former Socceroos coach was repeatedly linked to Sydney FC.

Roar chief executive Lawrence Oudendyk offered a simple "no comment" about the News Limited report.

But a club spokesman said: "The club is hopeful the situation is resolved in the next couple of days."

Farina was not available for comment.

The former Socceroos boss is believed to have made a handshake two-and-a-half season deal with the Roar when he took over in November from foundation coach Miron Bleiberg after round 12.

Bleiberg resigned amid speculation Farina had been lined up by the Roar as coach.

Farina has since endured rumours that he will replace embattled Sydney FC coach Terry Butcher next season.

Former England international Butcher has been under constant pressure to keep his job despite steering Sydney FC into the A-League finals on debut as coach.

Farina again had to deal with the speculation after Sydney FC knocked Queensland out of the A-League finals race earlier this month when they drew 1-1 in the final regular season round.

Sydney FC secured fourth spot ahead of Queensland on goal difference.

Asked during the post-match press conference if he would remain as Queensland coach, Farina said: "Yes. Do you know something that I don't?"

News Limited said Farina's family was reluctant to move from Sydney despite his two children being enrolled in Brisbane schools.

Adelaide United coach John Kosmina has also been linked to the Sydney FC job.

News Limited said veteran Roar striker Damian Mori was a possible replacement for Farina as Queensland coach.