Tuesday, 26 April 2011

Ange Postecoglou still guides the Young Aussies!

He might not have the job anymore - he may have gone down in one of Australian footballs greatest TV stoushes with the Foz way back when but the latest Aussie Young Socceroos Coach sees Ange as the man to guide our young revolution.

Most Aussie fans will smile when they read this I suspect. My thoughts?

When has any Coach got more out of Kaz Patafta - outstanding under Ange in the U17 World Cup - made the World Youth Eleven, no coach has done anything with Kaz since!

Australian youth teams coach Jan Versleijen has set his sights on guiding the Joeys and Young Socceroos to the knock-out phase of the looming FIFA Under-17 World Cup in Mexico and Under-20 World Cup in Colombia – playing the brand of football that won Brisbane Roar the A-League title.

An advocate of the Ange Postecoglou school of flowing football, the Dutchman, who is scouring Europe looking for untried talent in the under-17s bracket, believes creativity rather than brute force will be Australia’s best weapons on the world stage.

“We’ll be selecting players on technique ahead of simply fitness and endurance,” Versleijen told The World Game.

“We will be aiming to play the way Brisbane did all year in the A-League, with a fluid passing game and technique and touch being paramount.

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