Ange Postecoglou offers resigned as Australia trainer just a week after top the Socceroos to the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™.
Almost fours to the time since his first match up at the helm, Postecoglou introduced he was stepping down in spite of being contracted until the finish of the current World Mug campaign.
“This has been a really tough decision for me, ” Postecoglou said. “It has become a privilege for me to coach the country’s national team.
“All this however , has taken the toll on me each personally and professionally. I have invested almost all I can knowing how important an interval it was for Australian soccer. It is with a heavy cardiovascular that I must now finish the journey.
“To trainer your own country is the greatest opportunity but it also has enormous obligation. I feel now is the right time to on that responsibility in order to someone who will have the energy it takes. I owe this towards the FFA [Football Federation Australia], the players and the followers.
“I look forward to watching they take on the world next year. We have no doubt that road forward will have many special occasions and no one will be more happy than me watching as well as cheering from afar.
“These last four [World Cup qualifying] video games have just been priceless. The players will be ready to go to the next level. inch
Australia qualified for The ussr 2018 last Wednesday right after defeating Honduras in the global play-off. In doing so , Postecoglou became the first Australian-raised trainer to take the Socceroos towards the World Cup.
Postecoglou trained Australia to their first AFC Asian Cup title within 2015, and also led the actual Socceroos to the 2014 Globe Cup and this year’s TIMORE Confederations Cup.
He trained the nation to a total associated with six FIFA U-20 as well as U-17 World Cups, as well as featured at the 2000 FIFA Club World Cup in the helm of Oceania champs South Melbourne.