Ange Postecoglou

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Ange Postecoglou
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Postecoglou at the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup
Personal information
Full name Angelos Postecoglou
Date of birth (1965-08-27) 27 August 1965 (age 53)
Place of birth Nea Filadelfeia, Athens, Greece
Height 1.84 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Yokohama F. Marinos (manager)
Youth career
1978–1983 South Melbourne
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1984–1993 South Melbourne 193 (19)
1994 Western Suburbs (4)
National team
1985 Australia U20 13 (1)
1986 Australia 4 (0)
Teams managed
1996–2000 South Melbourne
2000–2005 Australia U17
2000–2007 Australia U20
2008 Panachaiki
2009–2012 Brisbane Roar
2012–2013 Melbourne Victory
2013–2017 Australia
2018– Yokohama F. Marinos
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Angelos "Ange" Postecoglou (/ˈæn ˌpɒstəˈkɒɡl/ ANJ POS-tə-KOG-loo; Greek: Άγγελος Ποστέκογλου) is an Australian former association football player and the former head coach of the Australia national soccer team. He is one of the most successful Australian club coaches with two premierships, four championships and a continental title. Currently, he is the manager of Yokohama F. Marinos.

Personal life[edit]

Postecoglou was born in Athens, Greece. After Postecoglou's father, Dimitris ("Jim"), lost his business following the 1967 Greek military coup, Postecoglou emigrated to Australia by boat in 1970 at the age of five, growing up in Melbourne, Victoria.[1][2][3] In his early years he grew up playing Australian rules football[4] and is a lifelong supporter of the Carlton Football Club in the Australian Football League.[5] Postecoglou supports Liverpool.[6] Postecoglou is married to Georgia, who worked at South Melbourne as a marketing manager when he served as manager of the club.[7] Postecoglou has three sons, James, Max and Alexi.[8]

Playing career[edit]

After first joining the club as a nine year old,[9] 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.[10]

International career[edit]

In his international playing career, Postecoglou represented Australia on four occasions between 1986 and 1988 as well as representing Australia at youth level in 1985.[11]

Coaching career[edit]

South Melbourne[edit]

Postecoglou coached South Melbourne from 1996[12] 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.[13] 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.

Young Socceroos[edit]

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.[14][15] Postecoglou was involved in an on-air argument with football pundit Craig Foster on The World Game.[16][17] He was replaced as coach in February 2007 after Australia failed to qualify for the 2007 FIFA U-20 World Cup. After his departure as coach of the Australian youth teams,[18] Postecoglou worked as a football pundit for Fox Sports and as an elite consultant to Football Federation Victoria.

Panachaiki[edit]

Postecoglou coached Panachaiki in the Greek third division from March to December 2008. Despite keeping the traditional club well within contention for promotion, and more precisely in the top three for most of the season, a falling out with club management ended his tenure in Patras.[19]

Brisbane Roar[edit]

On 16 October 2009, Postecoglou was signed as the new Brisbane Roar coach, replacing Frank Farina.[20] Postecoglou started rebuilding the team by releasing 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.[21] 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.[22][23][24][25] The Roar's possession based style of play under Postecoglou earned them the nickname "Roarcelona".[26]

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.[27][28] 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 Lang Park. The Roar only lost one game all season and went on a 36-game unbeaten run, which broke the previous Australian football record.[29] On 18 March 2011, he signed a two-year extension with the club keeping him until the 2013–14 season.[30][31]

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.[32] 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.[33]

On 24 April 2012, Postecoglou announced his resignation as head coach of Brisbane Roar. Postecoglou left the 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.[34]

Melbourne Victory[edit]

On 26 April 2012, it was announced that he had signed a three-year contract with A-League club Melbourne Victory as head coach.[35] 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. The following year, Melbourne Victory made the A-League Preliminary Final after beating Perth Glory in an Elimination Final 2–1 at Docklands Stadium. Melbourne Victory then played in the Preliminary Final against Central Coast Mariners and lost 2–0.

Australian national team[edit]

Postecoglou was appointed head coach of Australia on 23 October 2013 on a five-year contract, replacing German Holger Osieck, who was sacked after successive 6–0 defeats to Brazil and France.[36][37] Postecoglou was tasked with regenerating the Australian national team, which was deemed to have been too reliant on members of their Golden Generation of 2006, subsequently leading to a stagnation of results, culminating in successive 6–0 defeats to Brazil and France.[38][39][40][41][42][43][44] In his first game as Australia's manager, a home friendly match against Costa Rica, Australia won 1–0, courtesy of a goal from Tim Cahill.[45]

2014 FIFA World Cup[edit]

Postecoglou in 2014

For the 2014 FIFA World Cup, Australia were drawn in Group B alongside holders Spain, 2010 runners-up Netherlands and Chile.[46] Their first match was off to a lacklustre start, having conceded only a goal from Tim Cahill before losing to South America's Chile 3–1. Their second match against the Netherlands was a close one, but their efforts ended in a 3–2 loss, thus earning their early exit along with the Spanish team. Australian fans praised the team for their outstanding efforts in a tough group. In the end, Australia finished Group B with a third defeat to former world champions Spain 3–0. Australia's competitive World Cup performances in a difficult group lead to belief that a new Golden Generation was about to begin,[47][48] although at that time nobody thought this would be a new Golden Generation.

2015 AFC Asian Cup[edit]

Postecoglou coached Australia in 2015 AFC Asian Cup. Australia beat Kuwait (4–1) and Oman (4–0), but lost to South Korea (0–1) in the group stage, before beating China (2–0) in quarter-final and United Arab Emirates (2–0) in the semi-final. Australia then beat South Korea (2–1) in extra time to win in the final to win its first AFC Asian Cup.

Resignation[edit]

Two weeks after Australia qualified for the 2018 FIFA World Cup, on 22 November 2017, Postecoglou announced his resignation as Socceroos coach.[49]

Yokohama F. Marinos[edit]

On 19 December 2017 Yokohama F. Marinos announced they had appointed Postecoglou as head coach at the Succession of the 2017 Japanese Emperor's Cup.[50][51][52][53] Posecolgou's first domestic game as coach of Yokohmama ended with a 1–1 draw against Cerezo Osaka at Yanmar Stadium, Osaka.[54][55]

Australia results[edit]

No. Date Venue Opponent Result Goalscorer(s) Competition
2013
1 19 November 2013 Sydney, Australia  Costa Rica 1–0 Cahill Friendly
2014
2 5 March 2014 London, England  Ecuador 3–4 Cahill (2), Jedinak Friendly
3 26 May 2014 Sydney, Australia  South Africa 1–1 Cahill Friendly
4 6 June 2014 Salvador, Brazil  Croatia 0–1 Friendly
5 13 June 2014 Cuiabá, Brazil  Chile 1–3 Cahill 2014 World Cup
6 18 June 2014 Porto Alegre, Brazil  Netherlands 2–3 Cahill, Jedinak
7 23 June 2014 Curitiba, Brazil  Spain 0–3
8 4 September 2014 Liège, Belgium  Belgium 0–2 Friendly
9 8 September 2014 London, England  Saudi Arabia 3–2 Cahill, Jedinak, Wright Friendly
10 10 October 2014 Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates  United Arab Emirates 0–0 Friendly
11 14 October 2014 Doha, Qatar  Qatar 0–1 Friendly
12 18 November 2014 Osaka, Japan  Japan 1–2 Cahill Friendly
2015
13 9 January 2015 Melbourne, Australia  Kuwait 4–1 Cahill, Luongo, Jedinak, Troisi 2015 AFC Asian Cup
14 13 January 2015 Sydney, Australia  Oman 4–0 McKay, Kruse, Milligan, Juric
15 17 January 2015 Brisbane, Australia  South Korea 0–1
16 22 January 2015 Brisbane, Australia  China PR 2–0 Cahill (2)
17 27 January 2015 Newcastle, Australia  United Arab Emirates 2–0 Sainsbury, Davidson
18 31 January 2015 Sydney, Australia  South Korea 2–1 (a.e.t.) Luongo, Troisi
19 25 March 2015 Kaiserslautern, Germany  Germany 2–2 Troisi, Jedinak Friendly
20 31 March 2015 Skopje, Macedonia  Macedonia 0–0 Friendly
21 17 June 2015 Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan  Kyrgyzstan 2–1 Jedinak, Oar 2018 World Cup qualification – AFC Second Round
22 3 September 2016 Perth, Australia  Bangladesh 5–0 Leckie, Rogic (2), Burns, Mooy
23 8 September 2015 Dushanbe, Tajikistan  Tajikistan 3–0 Milligan, Cahill
24 8 October 2015 Amman, Jordan  Jordan 0–2
25 12 November 2015 Canberra, Australia  Kyrgyzstan 3–0 Jedinak (pen.), Cahill, Amirov (o.g.)
26 17 November 2015 Dhaka, Bangladesh  Bangladesh 4–0 Cahill (3), Jedinak
2016
27 24 March 2016 Adelaide, Australia  Tajikistan 7–0 Luongo, Jedinak (pen.), Milligan (pen.), Burns (2), Rogic (2) 2018 World Cup qualification – AFC Second Round
28 29 March 2016 Sydney, Australia  Jordan 5–1 Cahill (2), Mooy, Rogic, Luongo
29 27 May 2016 Sunderland, England  England 1–2 Dier (o.g.) Friendly
30 4 June 2016 Sydney, Australia  Greece 1–0 Leckie Friendly
31 7 June 2016 Melbourne, Australia  Greece 1–2 Sainsbury Friendly
32 1 September 2016 Perth, Australia  Iraq 2–0 Luongo, Juric 2018 World Cup qualification – AFC Third Round
33 6 September 2016 Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates  United Arab Emirates 1–0 Cahill
34 6 October 2016 Jeddah, Saudi Arabia  Saudi Arabia 2–2 Sainsbury, Juric
35 11 October 2016 Melbourne, Australia  Japan 1–1 Jedinak (pen.)
36 15 November 2016 Bangkok, Thailand  Thailand 2–2 Jedinak (2) (pen.)
2017
37 23 March 2017 Tehran, Iran  Iraq 1–1 Leckie 2018 World Cup qualification – AFC Third Round
38 28 March 2017 Sydney, Australia  United Arab Emirates 2–0 Irvine, Leckie
39 8 June 2017 Adelaide, Australia  Saudi Arabia 3–2 Juric (2), Rogic
40 13 June 2017 Melbourne, Australia  Brazil 0–4 Friendly
41 19 June 2017 Sochi, Russia  Germany 2–3 Juric, Rogic 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup
42 22 June 2017 Saint Petersburg, Russia  Cameroon 1–1 Milligan (pen.)
43 25 June 2017 Moscow, Russia  Chile 1–1 Troisi
44 31 August 2017 Saitama, Japan  Japan 0–2 2018 World Cup qualification – AFC Third Round
45 5 September 2017 Melbourne, Australia  Thailand 2–1 Juric, Leckie
46 5 October 2017 Malacca, Malaysia  Syria 1–1 Kruse 2018 World Cup qualification – AFC Fourth Round
47 10 October 2017 Sydney, Australia  Syria 2–1 (a.e.t.) (3–2 agg.) Cahill (2)
48 10 November 2017 San Pedro Sula, Honduras  Honduras 0–0 2018 World Cup qualification (play-offs)
49 15 November 2017 Sydney, Australia  Honduras 3–1 (3–1 agg.) Jedinak (2) (pen.)

Honours[edit]

Postecoglou at the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup

Player[edit]

Club[edit]

South Melbourne

Manager[edit]

Club[edit]

South Melbourne
Brisbane Roar

Country[edit]

Australia U17
Australia U20
Australia

Individual[edit]

Records

With Brisbane Roar FC

Managerial statistics[edit]

As of 24 April 2018
Team Nat From To Record
G W D L Win %
South Melbourne Australia 1996 2000 127 68 27 32 053.54
Australia U20 Australia 2000 2007
Panachaiki Greece March 2008 December 2008
Brisbane Roar Australia 16 October 2009 24 April 2012 84 42 24 18 050.00
Melbourne Victory Australia 26 April 2012 25 October 2013 32 15 7 10 046.88
Australia Australia 23 October 2013 22 November 2017 49 22 12 15 044.90
Yokohama F. Marinos Japan 1 January 2018 present 9 2 3 4 022.22
Total 301 149 73 79 049.50

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