Ange Postecoglou

THE wife of new Celtic manager Ange Postecoglou admits she thought he was “no charmer” when they first met — but they eventually made a love match.

Georgia Postecoglou spilled the beans on her relationship with the Greek-born Aussie footie legend who is taking the reins at Parkhead.

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Georgia Postecoglou with her husbandCredit: Getty
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The new Celtic boss was 'no charmer' initially, his wife saidCredit: Getty

Their paths crossed in the 1990s at South Melbourne Soccer Club, where Postecoglou won two championships and went on to coach.

In ABC documentary The Australian Story: The Age of Ange, Georgia said: “He was the senior coach and I was marketing manager.

“Initially I wondered why everyone around him and around the club were so fascinated by and respected him, as he is not someone I would describe as charismatic or a charmer. I didn’t get it.”


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But despite her initial misgivings he soon won her round. Georgia continued: “It was only afterwards I got to understand him as a person.

“You would see him on the ground, he’d strike up conversations with kids, he saw how much they enjoyed what he enjoyed.”

The couple have three grown-up sons — James, Alexi and Max — and have weathered the highs and lows of Ange’s footie career.

After his domestic success Postecoglou, 55, took charge of Australia’s youth side in 2000, but was fired when they didn’t qualify for the U-20s World Cup in 2007.

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Describing her as his rock, Ange said: “I wouldn’t be where I am today without Georgia.

“Through that tough time without her by my side I don’t know where I’d have ended up.”

Postecoglou bounced back and went on to coach Australia, taking the Socceroos to the 2014 World Cup and qualifying for Russia 2018.

That meant long spells apart for the couple — and fresh challenges.

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