|Full name||Angelos Postecoglou|
|Date of birth||27 August 1965|
|Place of birth||Athens, Greece|
|Current club||Australia (head coach)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).
Angelos "Ange" Postecoglou is a former Australian football player and the head Coach of the Australian national association football team. He is Australia's most successful domestic club coach with two premierships, four championships and a continental title.
Postecoglou played 193 games from 1984 to 1993 for South Melbourne in the National Soccer League, where he was involved in their 1984 and 1990–91 titles, the latter as captain, before moving into coaching.
Postecoglou coached South Melbourne from 1996 until 2000. He led them to consecutive National Soccer League titles in 1997–98 and 1998–99, as well as winning the 1999 Oceania Club Championship, which in turn led to their participation in the 2000 FIFA Club World Championship. After the 1999–2000 NSL season, he stood down from the South Melbourne coaching role when he was appointed coach of the Australian youth team. He is the only person to have been involved in all four of South Melbourne's NSL title-winning teams, the first two as a player and the latter two as coach.
Following his domestic coaching success, Postecoglou became coach of Australia's youth sides in 2000. During his tenure, he played a role in identifying and developing Australian players. Postecoglou was involved in an on-air argument with football pundit Craig Foster on The World Game. He was replaced as coach in February 2007 after the Australia failed to qualify for the 2007 FIFA U-20 World Cup. After his departure as coach of the Australian youth teams, Postecoglou worked as a football pundit for Fox Sports and as an elite consultant to Football Federation Victoria.
On 16 October 2009 Postecoglou was signed as the new Brisbane Roar coach, replacing Frank Farina. Postecoglou started rebuilding the team by getting rid of Liam Reddy, Craig Moore, Bob Malcolm and Charlie Miller. Tommy Oar, Michael Zullo and Adam Sarota were bought by Dutch club FC Utrecht and striker Sergio van Dijk went to Adelaide United. Postecoglou, who asked to be judged a year from the time he took over, proved the critics wrong by winning and playing an entertaining brand of football.
The 4–0 win against Adelaide United in round 13 was highly praised in the media as some of the best football the A-League has ever seen. Postecoglou led the Roar to the Premiership and Championship in the 2010–11 season, winning the Grand Final 4–2 on penalties against the Central Coast Mariners in front of 52,168 people at Suncorp Stadium. The Roar only lost 1 game all season and went on a 28-game unbeaten run, which broke the previous Australian football record. On 18 March 2011, he signed a two-year extension with the club keeping him until the 2013–14 season.
Postecoglou's side continued their winning streak in the 2011–12 season and now hold the all-time Australian football code record for longest undefeated sporting streak of 36 games, surpassing rugby league side Eastern Suburbs' record set 74 years ago. Postecoglou is managed by sports management company Football Focus International. In the 2011-12 season, Brisbane Roar became the first team to win back-to-back A-League championships and Postecoglou became the most successful Australian domestic football (soccer) coach, with four national titles.
On 24 of April 2012, Postecoglou announced his resignation as head coach of Brisbane Roar. Postecoglou left the Brisbane Roar after two-and-a-half years, during which he led the club to back-to-back A-League championships, a premiership and consecutive qualification for the AFC Champions League.
On 26 April 2012 it was announced that he had signed a three-year contract with A-League club Melbourne Victory as head coach. Postecoglou started rebuilding the team by releasing Matthew Kemp, Grant Brebner, Rodrigo Vargas, Tom Pondeljak, Ante Čović, Carlos Hernández, Harry Kewell and Fabio Alves, with Jean Carlos Solórzano and Ubay Luzardo returned to their respective clubs after their loan deals had expired. Postecoglou rounded up his squad by signing Jonathan Bru, Guilherme Finkler, Adama Traoré, Marcos Flores, Mark Milligan, Theo Markelis, Sam Gallagher and Spase Dilevski.
Postecoglou's first game in charge of Melbourne Victory was the Round 1 clash against crosstown rivals Melbourne Heart, an encounter which the Victory lost 2-1. His first win came against Adelaide United in Round 4, with the Victory prevailing 2-1.
Following his domestic coaching success, Postecoglou was appointed head coach of Australia on 23 October 2013 with a five years contract, replacing German Holger Osieck.
As a Player
- South Melbourne
- NSL Premiership: 3
- 1984, 1985, 1992–93
- NSL Championship: 2
- 1984, 1990–91
As a Manager
- South Melbourne
- NSL Premiership: 1
- NSL Championship: 2
- 1997–98, 1998–99
- Brisbane Roar
- A-League Premiership: 1
- A-League Championship: 2
- As of 19 November 2013.
|South Melbourne FC||1996||2000||127||68||27||32||53.54|
|Panachaiki||March 2008||December 2008||—|
|Brisbane Roar||16 October 2009||24 April 2012||80||42||22||16||52.50|
|Melbourne Victory||26 April 2012||25 October 2013||32||15||7||10||46.88|
|Australia||23 October 2013||Present||1||1||0||0||100.00|
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|NSL Coach of the Year
|Hyundai A-League Coach of the Year