‘Unstoppable’: Ange Postecoglou makes more Premier League history

With Ange Postecoglou already being honored as the Premier League manager of the month for the second time in a row, the astonishing rise of the Australian in English soccer appears unstoppable.

The 58-year-old Tottenham manager, who was previously the first Australian to receive the honor, now holds the record for being the first manager to receive the highly coveted title in each of his first two months of the tournament after also taking home the honor in August.

Jurgen Klopp was the most recent manager to take home the first two awards of any season in 2019–20, and Postecoglou will be hoping it’s a sign of good things to come since the German’s Liverpool team went on to win the Premier League that year.


Following a public vote along with votes from a panel of soccer experts, Postecoglou defeated other nominations, including Mikel Arteta of Arsenal, Unai Emery of Aston Villa, Eddie Howe of Newcastle, and Jurgen Klopp.

He won the award after another strong campaign in September, when top-of-the-table Spurs added three more victories and a draw to their unbeaten start to the season.

They defeated Sheffield United 2-1 thanks to a spectacular comeback that was made possible by Postecoglou’s late introduction of Richarlison, who scored the equalizer in the 98th minute before setting up the winning goal in the 100th. They scored five goals against Burnley before scoring twice in stoppage time.

In Postecoglou’s first north London derby, Spurs then rallied again to draw 2-2 at Arsenal, and the month came to an end with Tottenham scoring another stoppage time winner to defeat Liverpool for the first time in six years.

With Spurs presently leading Arsenal on goal differential following their 1-0 victory at Luton, Postecoglou has had a strong start to October as well.

In the lead-up to the Socceroos’ glamorous friendly against England at Wembley on Saturday, Postecoglou has kept himself busy while on his league vacation during the international window.

Ange Postecoglou after Spurs went top of the table at Luton.
Ange Postecoglou after Spurs went top of the table at Luton.CREDIT:GETTY IMAGES

Son Heung-min, the captain of Spurs, was named the EPL player of the month on Friday, following teammate James Maddison’s triumph in August.

Following the transfer of Tottenham Hotspur’s star player Harry Kane to Bayern Munich, Son scored a hat-trick against Burnley and two goals against Arsenal to establish himself as the team’s main man.



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