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Ange Postecoglou

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Ange Postecoglou
Postecoglou managing Australia at the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup
Personal information
Full name Angelos Postekos[1]
Birth name Angelos Postecoglou
Date of birth (1965-08-27) 27 August 1965 (age 58)
Place of birth Nea Filadelfeia, Athens, Greece
Height 1.77 m (5 ft 10 in)[2][3]
Position(s) Defender
Club information
Current team
Tottenham Hotspur (head coach)
Youth career
1978–1983 South Melbourne
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1984–1993 South Melbourne 193 (27)
1994 Western Suburbs (–)
National team
1985 Australia U20 13 (1)
1986–1988 Australia 4 (0)
Teams managed
1996–2000 South Melbourne
2000–2005 Australia U17
2000–2007 Australia U20
2008 Panachaiki
2009 Whittlesea Zebras
2009–2012 Brisbane Roar
2012–2013 Melbourne Victory
2013–2017 Australia
2018–2021 Yokohama F. Marinos
2021–2023 Celtic
2023– Tottenham Hotspur
Men's football
Representing  Australia (as manager)
AFC Asian Cup
Winner 2015
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Angelos "Ange" Postecoglou (/ˈæn ˌpɒstəˈkɒɡl/ ANJ POS-tə-KOG-loo; Greek: Άγγελος Ποστέκογλου, Angelos Postekoglou; born 27 August 1965) is a Greek-born Australian soccer manager and former player. He is the current manager of Premier League club Tottenham Hotspur.

Postecoglou was born in Nea Filadelfeia in Athens, but grew up in Melbourne. He spent most of his club career playing as a defender for South Melbourne Hellas, and played four games for the Australian national team (nicknamed the "Socceroos"). Postecoglou became the manager of South Melbourne in 1996, leading the club to win two National Soccer League (NSL) titles and the Oceania Club Championship in 1999. He then led the men's national under-17 and under-20 teams.

Postecoglou managed Brisbane Roar and later Melbourne Victory in the A-League. He led Brisbane Roar to win the Premiership in 2011 and the Championship in 2011 and 2012. He managed the Socceroos from 2013 until 2017, leading the Socceroos to qualify for the 2014 FIFA World Cup and later to win the 2015 AFC Asian Cup. Two weeks after Australia qualified for the 2018 World Cup, Postecoglou resigned as manager of the team.

Postecoglou later managed J1 League club Yokohama F. Marinos, leading them to win the league in 2019. He then led Scottish Premiership club Celtic to win five trophies (including two league titles) in two seasons. In 2023, he became head coach of Premier League club Tottenham Hotspur.

References[change | change source]

  1. Cockerill, Michael (3 December 2011). "Postecoglou or not, Ange is the name for the game". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 6 January 2024.
  2. "Ange Postecoglou - Manager, Celtic - Latest news, biographical information, pictures and more". Sports Mole. Archived from the original on 30 November 2022. Retrieved 30 November 2022.
  3. "Ange Postecoglou Profile". PlanetSport. Archived from the original on 30 November 2022. Retrieved 30 November 2022.