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Tottenham manager Ange Postecoglou has won over even more football fans worldwide after showing his compassionate side during a club Q&A session.
Postecoglou – who was named Premier League Manager of the Month in August after two wins over Manchester United and Bournemouth plus a draw against Brentford – made sure Owen, a Spurs supporter with Down Syndrome, was heard in the room.
The delighted supporter – who according to those present waited patiently to be heard – wanted to know how his beloved team was going to beat fierce rivals Arsenal in the north London derby this weekend.
‘Aussie Ange’ was happy to oblige.
“Wait a minute, one more question at the front. He has the best question,” Postecoglou told MC Nihal Arthanayake, who wanted to end the proceedings.
Tottenham manager Ange Postecoglou has won over even more football fans worldwide after showing his compassionate side during a club Q&A session
Postecoglou ensured a Spurs supporter with Down Syndrome could be heard in the crowd as excitement builds ahead of this weekend’s derby against Arsenal
‘(Regarding this weekend) we will do our best, everyone involved in the football club… we understand what this team means to all of you,’
“Our role is to make you happy and proud… and that’s what we’ll try to do.”
The touching moment with the enthusiastic fan warmed the hearts of Spurs supporters, who are delighted to be sitting high in second place – and unbeaten – after five games in the Premier League.
‘This is just fantastic (from Ange) in every way,’ one fan posted on X, formerly known as Twitter.
“I’m so happy he’s at our football club… A great manager and a great person,” said another.
“Spurs have a gem here and he seems to have changed the atmosphere of the club and the bond with the fans from the moment he walked through the door, great guy,” said a third.
Tottenham Hotspur’s fan forum was attended by 250 supporters, with guest speakers including Postecoglou (centre) and skipper Son Heung Min (pictured, second from left)
Spurs chairman Daniel Levy, who was widely panned after securing the services of the former Socceroos boss, branded the Australian a ‘breath of fresh air’ at the club.
“Honestly, there was a lot of pressure on me to bring in someone who was a big name,” he said.
‘I just wanted someone who understood our DNA, who would play attacking football, who would give young players a chance, who would believe in the academy, who would build a relationship with the fans and understand the resources we do and don’t have as a club. and being part of a team.
“Ange, I must say, is a breath of fresh air.”
Postecoglou joined Tottenham in June after winning many domestic trophies with Celtic in Scotland, including the treble last season.
It also followed success in Japan with Yokohama F. Marinos and Brisbane Roar in the A-League, including a run of 36 matches in which his team remained undefeated.
Many opponents felt the 58-year-old would be out of reach in England, but having spent his entire career as a manager, Postecoglou has backed his attacking philosophies and left sections of the fan base eating their words.