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Insights and Inspiration
  • ISBN-13: 9781922810656
  • By Chris McLeod
  • Price: AUD $29.99
  • Stock: 120 in stock
  • Availability: Order will be despatched as soon as possible.
  • Local release date: 01/05/2024
  • Format: Paperback (235.00mm X 172.00mm) 288 pages Weight: 500g
  • Categories: Ball games [WSJ]

A definitive biography of Angelos Postecoglou, the soccer manager and former player who is the head coach of Premier League club Tottenham Hotspur. When Ange Postecoglou became the first Australian to be appointed manager of an English Premier League Club he introduced his attacking style of play that was dubbed “Angeball” to the British football public. Fans of Celtic in Scotland had already seen it. Fans way back in South Melbourne saw its beginning. Fans in Brisbane, Australia, and Tokyo in Japan had seen it develop. ‘Angeball’ is a brand of all-out attacking football where goals are gold. It probably had its beginnings when the young son of a Greek migrant and his father were up in the middle of the night in Australia watching English football on TV. That son was Angelos Postecoglou and his path to the top-flight of football coaching began there and then. This is the story of Postecoglou’s Angeball, from schoolboy glory at Prahran High School in Melbourne to taking charge of one of England’s “Big Six” football clubs.

Chris McLeod is a journalist and former “very average” soccer player and coach. He began his journalistic career in newspapers in country NSW, reporting on local government, emergency services and sport. His interest in football began at a country one-teacher school then at high school and later at senior clubs. He coaches junior teams. Moving to Melbourne he worked on news and sports desks over many years. He has since co-authored and contributed to a number of sports books including, Barty: Arise Queen of Oz, Captain Pat, Buddy, the Last Centurion, and Kyrgios: The Smash Hits.

* An informative deep-dive on Ange Postecoglou, the first Australian manager in the history of the English Premier League, covering the impact of Angeball on English football particularly with Tottenham Hotspur, the coaches, players, Australians and many more.
* He is Australia’s most celebrated coach, at club and national level, before heading overseas where he had great success in Japan and Scotland before landing the top job at Tottenham Hotspur in the English Premier League.
* The book features comprehensive summaries, statistics and a focus on his Australian roots in football.
* A must-read for football fans and and general sport fans, as well as sport and general biography readers looking for a fast-paced and highly entertaining read.
* Coverage in national newspapers, publications and radio including ABC National, 3AW, SEN, Fox Sports, ESPN Australia, Inside Sport and more.

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