Ange Postecoglou is the current coach of of the Socceroos, most recently taking them through to win the 2015 AFC Asian Cup. Postecoglou was appointed coach of the Australian national team in October 2013, revamping the team before the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, before their winning appearance in the Asian Cup at the start of 2015.
He began his career at the South Melbourne Soccer Club playing in the National Soccer League in 1984, where he remained for his career, captaining the side from 1988 through to 1992.
His representative career includes the Under 20 Young Socceroos in 1984-85 and he was an Australian Youth Representative at the World Cup in Russia in 1985. Postecoglou was a Socceroo from 1986 through to 1989.
He started his coaching career in 1993 as the Senior Coach for Western Suburbs in the Victorian League. After a stint at the South Melbourne Soccer club, he was the assistant coach of the Socceroos in the 4 years leading up to the 2004 Athens Olympics where he was a member of the coaching staff for the Australian team.
In 2000 he became the Australian National Youth Coach for under 17's and under 20's. His successes in this position include the Oceania Champions for both age groups in 2001, 2003 and 2005, as well as making the FINA World Cup Finals for both age groups in the same years. His teams have also won tournaments in Asia and South America during his time as coach.
From 2009 to 2012 Postecoglou was the coach of back-to-back winning Hyundai A-League premiers Brisbane Roar, before moving to coach Melbourne Victory in April 2012 before taking the National Coaching role in 2013.
Postecoglou is also involved in a variety of football media, in radio, print and television. He has a weekly column with the Melbourne Herald Sun and appears as a analyst on Fox Sports. He also is a presenter on Radio SEN 1163AM in Melbourne.
Postecoglou is an accomplished speaker who can delivery speeches which encompass team building, goal setting and motivation. He is also available for panel discussions and questions and answer sessions.
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