May 26, 2024

Spurs boss Ange Postecoglou gets his kids to watch a smash-hit show from down under so they’ll have an Australian accent despite living in the UK: ‘It’s a real battle’

Ange Postecoglou wants his young boys to remember Australian ties Fears they may develop a ‘London twang’ as he manages Tottenham The 57-year-old will be first Aussie to coach in the Premier LeagueFollows ongoing coaching success in Australia, Japan and Scotland 

Tottenham manager Ange Postecoglou has a serious fight on his hands in London – but it involves two of his young children, not the fortunes of his Premier League squad.

The 57-year-old was in Australia recently for a preseason tour, and took time out to reflect on his impressive football journey.

Postecoglou told the Sunrise breakfast TV program that he is determined his two young boys – Max and Alexi – don’t lose their Aussie accents when they’re living in the United Kingdom.

So much so, Postecoglou greets his two youngest boys with an iconic ‘g’day’ over breakfast each day.

He also has the smash hit Australian children’s show Bluey on repeat so his sons don’t forget their roots.

Ange Postecoglou celebrates with his family after winning the Scottish Premiership with Celtic in May. He’s desperate to make sure his sons keep their Aussie accents

Postecoglou, 57, (pictured during Tottenham’s match against West Ham in Perth) revealed his kids have spoken with American and Scottish accents as they followed him around the world

‘It is a real battle,’ the former Socceroos coach told Sunrise reporter Matt Tinney.

‘They spoke with a US twang [when at an international school in Japan while he was in charge of Yokohama F. Marinos] and then developed a Glaswegian twang when we were in Scotland [with Celtic].

‘God knows what they will sound like after living in London.’

Postecoglou was born in Greece in 1965 before emigrating to Australia as a five-year-old.

While the family quickly bought into the Australian way of life, they didn’t forget their Greek heritage when based in Melbourne.

The smash-hit Aussie kids’ TV show Bluey (pictured) is Postecoglou’s way of trying to make sure his sons keep their Aussie twang

And now ‘Aussie Ange’ is determined to do the same for his two youngest boys.

He is also confident he can hit the ground running with Spurs, despite his many detractors.

‘People tend to underestimate me,’ he said.  ‘It’s something I can use to my advantage.’

The Postecoglou revolution officially begins on August 13 with an away clash against Brentford.

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