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Who is Spurs' new head coach Ange Postecoglou?

6 Jun 2023
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Meet Ange Postecoglou, the first Australian to manage in the Premier League

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Tottenham Hotspur's new head coach Ange Postecoglou has a reputation as a man of few words when speaking to his players.

Postecoglou will expect Spurs' squad to listen, and listen well, when he officially takes charge on 1 July.

But who IS Ange Postecoglou?

Ange Postecoglou fact file

- Born near Athens, Greece in 1965, his family emigrate to Australia in 1970 when he is five, settling in Melbourne.

- Joins South Melbourne Hellas’s academy and rises through the club to play for the first team, including winning four caps for the national team between 1985-88. 

- Ange takes up coaching at South Melbourne, becoming the first-team coach in 1996.

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- At South Melbourne, he steers his team to the National Soccer League championship twice as well as the Oceania Club Championship.

- In 2000, Ange coaches Australia's Under-17s and Under-20s teams.

Ange Postecoglou Australia U20 coach

- He takes charge of Brisbane Roar in 2009, becoming the first coach to win consecutive A-League Championship titles in 2011 and 2012. Ange had also overseen a record 36-match unbeaten run during this time.

- Appointed Australia's senior national team manager in 2013, his four years at the helm prove successful as he guides the team to the 2014 FIFA World Cup, winning the AFC Asian Cup in 2015 and securing qualification for the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

Ange Postecoglou Australia 2014 World Cup Tim Cahill

- Two weeks after his team qualify for the 2018 FIFA World Cup, Ange resigns as Socceroos coach and takes up a new position at Yokohama F. Marinos in 2019, in Japan, leading them to their first J-League title in 15 years.

Ange Postecoglou Yokohama F Marinos

- Becomes the first Australian manager to coach a major club in Europe when he joins Celtic in June 2021. In Glasgow, he goes on to claim a Scottish League and Cup double in his first season and delivers the treble - the Scottish Premiership, Scottish League Cup and Scottish Cup -  in 2022/23.

Ange Postecoglou Celtic Scottish Premiership trophy

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