Ange Postecoglou takes the reins

Melbourne Victory Football Club is pleased to announce it has appointed Ange Postecoglou as Head Coach for the next three years.

Melbourne Victory Football Club is pleased to announce it has appointed Ange Postecoglou as Head Coach for the next three years.

Postecoglou joins Melbourne Victory with an impeccable record after steering Hyundai A-League rivals Brisbane Roar to the 2010/11 Premiership/Championship double, as well as securing back-to-back Championships on Sunday when the Queenslanders defeated Perth Glory 2-1 in the Grand Final.

During his extremely successful two-and-a-half season stint in charge of Brisbane, Postecoglou was heralded as one of the great domestic coaches, winning three trophies and setting a new record for the longest unbeaten streak in Australian sport, having masterminded a remarkable run of 36 games without a loss.

Melbourne Victory Chairman, Anthony Di Pietro, was delighted when addressing the media this morning, “Ange has been the outstanding coach in the Hyundai A-League over the past two seasons. He implemented a very progressive style of play at Brisbane Roar and we believe he is the right person to take our club to the next phase of success.

“When we became aware that Ange was interested in a new challenge and the possibility of returning to Melbourne, we obviously engaged in discussions and have now reached an agreement.

“Ange has been charged with the responsibility of shaping the playing squad to compliment his coaching style. Change and regeneration is what we believe is required to foster the next phase of success, and Ange-s track record speaks for itself,” said Di Pietro.

Fresh from leading Brisbane to another Grand Final win, Postecoglou was full of optimism as he was officially unveiled this morning, “It-s a big club, with big expectations and I-m really looking forward to the next chapter in my coaching career here at Melbourne Victory.“

“This is a great opportunity and presents a whole new challenge and one that I-m really excited about, especially considering I-m a Melburnian, and I can-t wait to get started,“ he added.

Postecoglou starts his new role on Tuesday May 1, when the playing squad returns from its end of season break.