Postecoglou praises fans

Melbourne Victory coach Ange Postecoglou has heaped praise on the club's members and supporters following his first win at the helm.

Melbourne Victory coach Ange Postecoglou has heaped praise on the club's members and supporters following his first win at the helm.

Victory came from behind to defeat Adelaide United 2-1 in front 19,174 fans at Etihad Stadium on Friday night.

Goals from Mark Milligan and Marco Rojas proved the difference after a Dario Vidosic penalty had briefly put the visitors in front.

The win came on the back of season-opening losses to cross-town rivals Melbourne Heart and Postecoglou's former side Brisbane Roar.

"Part of the responsibility of being at this club is that you understand we have some fantastic supporters," he said.

"I was just really happy for them that they could go home tonight feeling good about their football club."

Asked to reflect on the first two weeks of the campaign, Postecoglou said the vocal backing of the Victory faithful had not gone unnoticed.

"It's not about me. Even last week in Brisbane, it wasn't about me. It was about our club and our supporters," he said.

"Again tonight they were magnificent, didn't stop singing for 90 minutes. They didn't have a lot of reward before that to do that.

"We're nowhere near where we want to be, but we're really confident as a football club that we're making good decisions right now and going about things the right way for us to be successful in a meaningful way in the not too distant future.

"We've still got a lot of work to do on our football, but tonight - solid is probably the word. And we needed to be after last week up in Brisbane. It gives us something to build on."

Victory have additional room to move under the salary cap following the unexpected retirement of club legend Danny Allsopp, but Postecoglou said he would not be rushed into any new signings.

"(I have) great respect for Danny for making that decision because there's a lot of people in his position that maybe wouldn't have and just played out the year," he said.

"He was honest enough to say it was time for him and it does give us some room, but we're not going to go out there and just bring someone in for the sake of it."