31 Facts About Ange Postecoglou


Angelos Postecoglou is a Greek-Australian association football manager and former player, and is the current manager of Scottish Premiership club Celtic.


Ange Postecoglou spent most of his club career as a defender for South Melbourne Hellas, and played four games for the Australia national team in the late 1980s.


Ange Postecoglou began managing at South Melbourne Hellas in 1996, winning the National Soccer League twice and the OFC Champions League in 1999.


Ange Postecoglou then led the national under-17 and under-20 teams.


Ange Postecoglou was the senior national team manager from 2013 to 2017, winning the AFC Asian Cup in 2015 and going to the 2014 FIFA World Cup.


Ange Postecoglou was born in the Nea Filadelfeia, a suburb of Athens, Greece.


Ange Postecoglou was coached by Hungarian Ferenc Puskas, a renowned player who his father had told him about as a child.

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Ange Postecoglou built on this strategy in his own coaching, however his use of attacking full backs in a non-traditional inverted position differs from Puskas.


In 2000, Ange Postecoglou would be named as the starting left back in South Melbourne's team of the century as voted by fans and an expert panel.


Ange Postecoglou represented Australia at a senior level four times between 1986 and 1988 as well as representing Australia at youth level in 1985.


Ange Postecoglou gained the head coaching position in 1996, following the firing of Frank Arok.


Ange Postecoglou 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.


Ange Postecoglou was involved in an on-air argument with football pundit Craig Foster on The World Game.


Ange Postecoglou was replaced as coach in February 2007 after Australia failed to qualify for the 2007 FIFA U-20 World Cup.


On 16 October 2009, Ange Postecoglou was signed as the new Brisbane Roar coach, replacing Frank Farina.


Ange Postecoglou started rebuilding the team by releasing Liam Reddy, Craig Moore, Bob Malcolm and Charlie Miller.


Ange 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.


On 24 April 2012, Ange Postecoglou announced his resignation as head coach of Brisbane Roar.


Ange 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.


Ange Postecoglou started rebuilding the team by releasing Matthew Kemp, Grant Brebner, Rodrigo Vargas, Tom Pondeljak, Ante Covic, Carlos Hernandez, Harry Kewell and Fabio Alves, with Jean Carlos Solorzano and Ubay Luzardo returned to their respective clubs after their loan deals had expired.


Ange Postecoglou rounded up his squad by signing Jonathan Bru, Guilherme Finkler, Adama Traore, Marcos Flores, Mark Milligan, Theo Markelis, Sam Gallagher and Spase Dilevski.


Ange Postecoglou was appointed head coach of the Australia national team on 23 October 2013 on a five-year contract, replacing German Holger Osieck.


Ange Postecoglou coached Australia in 2015 AFC Asian Cup, where they beat Kuwait and Oman, but lost to South Korea in the group stage.


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


Yokohama's belief in Postecoglou was rewarded during the 2019 season when he guided the club to their first J League title in 15 years.

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Ange Postecoglou became the manager of Scottish Premiership club Celtic on 10 June 2021, signing a 12-month rolling contract, making him the first Australian manager to coach a major club in Europe.


The new appointment was mocked by Celtic fan and Talksport presenter Alan Brazil, who apologised on his show a year later, after Ange Postecoglou had won the league.


Ange Postecoglou became the first Australian to win a league title in Europe.


Ange Postecoglou was the league Manager of the Month five times in his first season, for October 2021 and January to April 2022, while winning the PFA Scotland Manager of the Year and SFWA Manager of the Year.


Ange Postecoglou is married to Georgia, who worked at South Melbourne as a marketing manager when he served as manager of the club.


In November 2022, Ange Postecoglou was inducted into the Football Australia Hall of Fame for his outstanding contribution to Australian football on and off the field as a player and as a coach.