In his book By The Balls, Les Murray had said Farina said he was "too busy" to record a tribute to the recently deceased Johnny Warren and attributed it to sour grapes over SBS's treatement of him as Socceroo coach.

When asked by Australian FourFourTwo to give his side of events by a fan in a 'One-On-One' interview, Farina was his typically uncompromising self.

"Les Murray is full of shit and you can quote me on that," Farina said in Australian FourFourTwo.

"That's the biggest load of f*cking tripe I have ever heard. There's no way on the world I would have said that I was too busy, not that I can remember.

"I got along with John - we had our difference of opinion on certain things - but I've known him since I was 17 playing at the AIS in Canberra. So for Les to suggest that is a little naughty."

Responding to another fan question, Farina said he felt SBS had an "agenda" against him when he was Australia coach and that others in the media would agree with him.

The full, explosive interview - including his thoughts on his spat with Andrew Orsatti, his sacking as Socceroo coach and his plans for Queensland Roar in season three - is in the May edition of Australian FourFourTwo, out Wednesday 4 April at all good newsagents.