After leading his team into the World Cup, an emotional Ange Postecoglou has confirmed he is resigning as coach of the Socceroos, effective immediately.
Postecoglou made the announcement alongside Football Federation Australia boss David Gallop at a press conference on Wednesday morning.
The 52-year-old, who has been head coach of the Socceroos since 2013, says the decision comes after a great deal of thought and soul-searching.
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“After a great deal of thought and soul searching I’ve decided that the journey for me ends as Socceroos coach,” Postecoglou said.
“As I’ve said many times, it’s been the biggest privilege of my life and it’s probably not the ending I’d envisaged when we started – but at the same time knowing that it’s the right time for me and the right decision.
“It’s a tremendous responsibility to coach your own nation and as an Australian I know how important it was that I was successful in terms of what we needed to achieve over the last four years.”
The FFA says they’ll start searching for a new coach immediately.
— Nine News Australia (@9NewsAUS) November 21, 2017