Ange Postecoglou Has Quit As Socceroos Coach


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Socceroos coach Ange Postecoglou has stepped down from the role after the side qualified for the 2018 World Cup.

"I've decided the journey for me ends as Socceroo coach," he told reporters this morning.

“This has been a very tough decision for me,” he said. “It has been a privilege for me to coach my country’s national team, to lead them at the 2014 World Cup, to win the Asian Cup in 2015 and now to have qualified for the World Cup next year.

"I said we would do it and we have done it.

"To the players, I love coaching Australian players. I've challenged them in many different ways and they have never taken a backwards step."


FFA CEO David Gallop said the search is underway for his replacement.

“We will not rush this process. The Socceroos will not play again until March next year at the earliest so we have time to conduct a thorough process.

"With a guaranteed place in the World Cup, I am sure we will attract a strong field of candidates.”