Australia's most successful football export, current Manager of Tottenham Hotspur Football Club.
Less than 18 months into his reign as Australia’s Socceroos head coach, Ange Postecoglou struck gold when his re-generated team hoisted the 2015 Asian Cup in front of 75,000 delirious football fans at ANZ Stadium in Sydney.
It was Australian soccer’s finest moment, with victory coming in extra time to shut out South Korea 2-1. The history-making win provided a clear signal that the new generation Socceroos had begun their emphatic march to international recognition.
Having guided his re-generated Australian team to its first-ever Asian Cup triumph and then passage to the 2018 FIFA World Cup, Postecoglou stunned the football world, soon after the Socceroos qualified for the international tournament in Russia, by announcing he was stepping down from the position he’d occupied with glory since 2013.
As Australia’s most successful ever football (soccer) coach, the Greek-born and Australian-raised mentor was widely applauded for the dignified and professional manner in which he exited his Socceroos role, reminding the public of the great honour he had been handed to oversee the national team.
From there, Ange explored his options overseas, venturing into the J-League and taking over the at the time, 12th place Yokohama F Marinos. In his stint in Japan, he managed to take the team from the bottom of the table to winning the premiership in 2019, becoming the first Australian manager to do so.
His success in Asia eventually led him to his current position as Manager of Celtic FC in Scotland, the most senior global appointment any Australian football coach has ever achieved.
In his first year, he was able to lead Celtic back to a Scottish Premier League title, and playing Champions League football, and because of this he has been able to amass a cult like following from their dedicated and passionate fanbase.In his second year, he led the side to a domestic treble.
Following this great success, Postecoglou was appointed Manager of one of the biggest clubs in the world, Tottenham Hotspur. Since taking over the club, he has led them to their best start to a season since 1960-61, going unbeaten through their first ten matches.
'Big Ange' has taken the sporting world by storm, and looks to lead the Spurs back to the heights of European football.
Away from football, Ange Postecoglou is a successful author, keynote speaker and brand ambassador.
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