Ange named All-Stars coach


Melbourne Victory coach Ange Postecoglou has been named as the inaugural coach of the Foxtel A-League All Stars.

Melbourne Victory coach Ange Postecoglou has been named as the inaugural coach of the Foxtel A-League All Stars.

Following a fan vote that saw over 15,000 votes registered via, the two-time Hyundai A-League Championship winning-s Postecoglou edged the voting registering 36.8% of votes just beating Western Sydney Wanderers boss Tony Popovic (36.2%) with Central Coast Mariners coach Graham Arnold coming in third position (15.4%).

Postecoglou said being selected as coach for the match was an opportunity too good to pass up.

“It-s an honour to be voted in by the fans and a thrill to be the coach for the first All Stars game,” said Postecoglou.

“It-s a concept that is sure to grow legs and become a mainstay in our football calendar. I think there will be massive interest in this game. After a couple of months without Hyundai A-League football fans can start to get withdrawal symptoms, it-s a great way to cut short the wait for football fans.

“After three seasons coaching in the Hyundai A-League I think people know the type of football I want to play and I-m looking forward to putting together a team with the fans that can do that.”

From today all fans can now help shape the Foxtel A-League All Stars with the commencement of Player Voting at the A-League All Stars website.

The voting process will run from 18 March until 30 April.

The Foxtel A-League All Stars is an occasion where fans will play a key role in creating the team that will play their inaugural match against one of the world-s biggest clubs, Manchester United.

Following the close of voting on 30 April, the Foxtel A-League All Stars will be selected using the weighting system of 50% fan vote, 20% Expert Panel vote and 20% Player vote via the PFA Team of the Year system.

The remaining 10% voting right goes to Foxtel A-League All Stars Coach Ange Postecoglou, who will in addition have 100 per cent jurisdiction over an additional three players to make up the 18-man squad to face Manchester United on 20 July.

“This is a chance to showcase the Hyundai A-League to the world, taking on one of the biggest clubs in world football,” said FFA CEO David Gallop.

“This is not just a one-off match, it-s the creation of an annual event that celebrates the most popular players and coaches in the Hyundai A-League.”

Find out more about the A-League All Stars, click here.