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The Australian coach is out on his own and implementing the attacking and aggressive style he learnt as Postecoglou’s deputy

All of a sudden, Australian coaches are tearing it up overseas. Ange Postecoglou is winning hearts, minds and games at Celtic – five on the bounce now – while his successor at Yokohama F.Marinos, Kevin Muscat, is mounting a J-League title challenge. But most impressive of all is Pete Cklamovski.

First known for being Postecoglou’s No 2 at Yokohama and then struggling in the top job at Shimizu S-Pulse in 2020, the 42 year-old has engineered a stunning turnaround after taking over Montedio Yamagata in May. Arriving with the club 17th in the second tier, he has collected 31 points from a possible 33 to turn an expected relegation battle into fifth place and a genuine push for promotion.

Continue reading…The Australian coach is out on his own and implementing the attacking and aggressive style he learnt as Postecoglou’s deputyAll of a sudden, Australian coaches are tearing it up overseas. Ange Postecoglou is winning hearts, minds and games at Celtic – five on the bounce now – while his successor at Yokohama F.Marinos, Kevin Muscat, is mounting a J-League title challenge. But most impressive of all is Pete Cklamovski.First known for being Postecoglou’s No 2 at Yokohama and then struggling in the top job at Shimizu S-Pulse in 2020, the 42 year-old has engineered a stunning turnaround after taking over Montedio Yamagata in May. Arriving with the club 17th in the second tier, he has collected 31 points from a possible 33 to turn an expected relegation battle into fifth place and a genuine push for promotion. Continue reading…