- Ange Postecoglou has agreed to become Tottenham’s new manager.
- He won the Triple Crown with Scottish club Celtic.
- He came to Australia from Greece in 1970 at the age of five.
After winning the Scottish Premiership, League Cup and Scottish Cup with powerhouse Celtic, he became in demand and quickly changed culture and success rates in two years.
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“People say they go to other countries for a better life. My parents didn’t have a better life. went.”
Postecoglou said he tries to be affectionate with his three sons, James, Max and Alexi, because his father never gave him a hug.
Postecoglu retired at the age of 27 after an impressive playing career at South Melbourne Hellas, which included being managed by Hungarian legend Ferenc Puskas.
He took up a coaching position with the Whittlesey Zebras of the Victoria Premier League. The team was relegated to the lower leagues, a process that often destroyed a manager’s career.
The footballers decided to join the Postecoglou party and Postecoglou led the team to the 2014 Brazil World Cup and won the 2015 Asian Cup in his home country.
However, he shocked the Australian football world when he resigned from the national team on the eve of the 2018 World Cup in Russia.
“I don’t take this for granted because I know how hard my father and mother worked. They sacrificed everything in their lives to be here for me. Although his father passed away in 2018, Postecoglou said he uses his spirit as motivation.
Current Socceroos manager Graham Arnold said he was ‘very happy’ to see his sidekick appointed to Tottenham’s job, citing his ‘obsession’.
He has a big job of rebuilding a winning culture at the Spurs (where the team finished eighth last season), but he knows the effort better than most.
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