Former coach Ange Postecoglou has “no regret” about leaving Australia

Australian coach Ange Postecoglou has “no regrets” about swapping World Cup chance with the Socceroos to looking for challenge in Japan with Yokohama F. Marinos

“No regrets,” Postecoglou talked about his shocking decision to resign as the head coach of Australia national team in November, one week after securing them a place at Russia 2018

“I had a fantastic four years. It was obviously a tough decision but it was something that I’d thought about for a very long time,” he added, as quoted by The Japan Times.

“When the World Cup is on there will be a little part of me that has a little bit of angst towards not being there, but I’m certainly hoping that they will do well there and I’ve got a real belief that they can.”

Postecoglou has aimed to guide Yokohama to their first J-League title since 2004, starting with the opening game against Cerezo Osaka this Sunday.

“We’re working hard at the moment on the physical condition of the players and also the tempo which we want to play.

“We want to be an aggressive, attacking team. To do that you’ve got to be fit, so we’ve concentrated on that. That’s the foundation.”