Ange Postecoglou is a former Australian football player and manager of Brisbane Roar F.C. leading them to back to back victories in the A league Grand Final in 2011 and 2012! Ange has just signed a 3 year coaching deal with Melbourne Victory and will now be Melbourne based.
Ange also features regularly in the media being a Fox Sports Analyst, an Offsiders Contributor with ABC and a Weekly Columnist for the Courier Mail.
With Anges experience on/off the field, playing, coaching, effecting change and building and leading successful teams, he makes the perfect keynote speaker for Corporate Events, Sportsman Dinners, Private School Functions, Sporting Clubs, Charity & NFP events. Each speaking engagement can be tailored to the specific requirements of your organisation however there will always be an element of management and leadership attached to each presentation.
Ange Postecoglou played 193 games from 1984 to 1993 for South Melbourne FC in the National Soccer League, where he was involved in their 1984 and 199091 titles, the latter as captain, before moving into coaching. He coached South Melbourne from 1996 until 2000, where he led South Melbourne FC to consecutive NSL titles in 199798 and 199899, as well as winning the 1999 Oceania Club Championship, which in turn led to their participation in the 2000 FIFA Club World Championships.
In his international playing career, he represented Australia on four occasions between 1986 1988, as well as representing Australia at youth level in 1985. After the 19992000 NSL season, he stood down from the South Melbourne FC coaching role when he was appointed coach of the Australian youth team. He is the only person to have been involved in all four of South Melbourne's National Soccer League title-winning teams, the first two as a player and the latter two as coach.
He commenced in the role as U17/U20 National Coach in 2000 up until February 2007 after Australia failed to qualify for the 2007 FIFA U-20 World Cup. During his time as coach of Australia's National Youth teams, Postecoglou played a major role in identifying and developing young Australian players. Following his departure as coach of the Australian youth teams, Postecoglou worked as a football pundit for Fox Sports and as an elite consultant to Football Federation Victoria. Panachaiki In March 2008 he was appointed coach of Greek side Panachaiki. In December 2008, he resigned from the Panachaiki position to return to Australia for personal reasons.
In October 2009 Postecoglou was signed as the new Brisbane Roar coach, and started rebuilding the team replacing several key players. Postecoglou, who asked to be judged a year from the time he took over, proved the critics wrong by winning and playing an entertaining brand of football.
The 40 win against Adelaide United in round 13 was highly praised in the media as some of the best football the A-League has ever seen. Postecoglou led the Roar to the Premiership and Championship in the 2010-11 season, winning the Grand Final in front of 52,168 people at Suncorp Stadium. The Roar only lost 1 game all season and went on a 28-game unbeaten run, which broke the previous Australian football record. Ange looks forward to his next 3 years at Melbourne Victory.
Speaker Topics Include:
Managing change within an organisation
Going outside your comfort zone
The importance of teamwork
Building successful teams
Strong Leadership - leading & empowering your team
How he turned things around at Brisbane Roar FC & his plans for the future at Melbourne Victory (high level overview only)