Postecoglou: No deal from Roar

FORMER Brisbane Roar coach Ange Postecoglou has revealed he could still be at the helm at Suncorp Stadium, but the club's owners never came up with a deal.

The worst-kept secret in Australian football became official yesterday when the former Socceroo became Melbourne Victory's third coach in a year after signing a three-year contract.

But Roar fans might feel they have been let down by the Bakrie Group after Postecoglou said he took the opportunity to move on with negotiations on a new contract not finalised, even by season's end.

The new Victory coach said he told the FFA in the off-season he would stay with the Roar for three years while the club did not have an owner.

Then when the Bakrie Group took over, discussions took place but no agreement was made.

Postecoglou said he was looking to a fresh challenge and believed the chance to coach the Victory was one he could not refuse.

"I'm always looking to better myself," he said.

"It's like being a shark, if you stop moving you're going to die."

Postecoglou said he would not make any targets for next season but said from afar he liked what he saw in parts last season.

"From an outsider looking in there are some talented players here," he said.

"But I have to make my own judgements and decisions.

"I am better coaching on the edge.

"I have to get my decisions right for this club, I have to get it spot on and that includes getting it right with the ones I bring in too."



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