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Ange Postecoglou rules out England job amid impressive Tottenham run

Tottenham Hotspur boss Ange Postecoglou has ruled out the possibility of managing England or returning to Australia as head coach of the men’s national team. 

The 58-year-old has earned plaudits for taking Spurs to the top of the Premier League table while implementing an attractive, attacking style of play in the team.

The Three Lions host his native Australia at Wembley this Friday with kickoff set for 7.45pm. This week Postecoglou said he has no intention of taking over the Socceroos a second time, after guiding the side to two Fifa World Cups and an Asian Cup triumph.

“I walked away from a World Cup. We qualified and I walked away,” he said, via Football.London. “The reason I walked away was I just didn’t enjoy what I was doing.

“I think I’ve said all along, it’s not just doing the job and winning games of football. It’s got to be a higher purpose and my higher purpose in Australia was to change the game. I just don’t think that will happen.”

 

When asked if he would manage England one day, Postecoglou responded: “Oh, come on mate. Stranger things have happened, but no. They’ve got a fantastic manager and I’m eight games into a Tottenham career. That’s how I think.”

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