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‘The Aussie’ Ange Postecoglou has grown accustomed to being underestimated in footballing circles – and on Friday he left an England reporter blushing following a barely believable ‘backhand compliment’.
Speaking ahead of this weekend’s away clash against Burnley and the transfer deadline, the scribe asked the Tottenham manager about ‘Angeball’ and whether he had seen the recent tribute online by pop star Robbie Williams.
The problem was that the questions seemed beyond patronizing.
“This club has had great managers, historic managers over the years, but you have already achieved something that none of them have achieved because none of them have had a pop song sung at about it,” the reporter asked.
“First of all, do you know Robbie Williams, did you meet him and what did you think when you heard that the lyrics had been changed for one of his most famous songs (Angels) and that was he singing it?
Ange Postecoglou is used to being underestimated in footballing circles – and on Friday he left an England journalist blushing following a barely believable ‘backhanded compliment’.
Despite feeling that many Postecoglou critics would be overwhelmed in the Premier League, Tottenham sit third, unbeaten after three games.
Postecoglou was initially in disbelief but the former Celtic and Socceroos boss pulled himself together before firing back with a hilarious response.
“That’s one of the most disappointing compliments I’ve ever received,” he said.
“You’ve had some incredibly fantastic, big-name, successful managers…and then there’s you (Ange.) And then have I ever heard of Robbie Williams? Where did I live, mate? I mean seriously.
“Listen, I love Robbie Williams, I think he’s brilliant, a great artist. He made the song, I think it came from the back of one of our supporters.
“Look, that’s great, the alternative is that they make up songs about you that are less than complimentary. “So I’ll take it for what it is, but yeah, thanks mate.” I’m just gonna walk out of here feeling good about myself.
While Postecoglou may have felt hurt by those blunt questions, he was reportedly delighted after Spurs offloaded Brennan Johnson from Nottingham Forest.
The 22-year-old rising star – who can play as a winger or a striker – has signed a six-year contract.
And despite many critics believing Postecoglou would be overtaken in the Premier League, Tottenham are flying high in third place, unbeaten after three games.