Ange Postecoglou has got Spurs singing again with the Lilywhites perched pretty at the top of the Premier League.
However, it's been a long road to the top of management for the Aussie, who only landed his first job in Europe – outside a short spell in Greece – with Celtic in 2021. And during his time learning his craft, he once acted as a chauffeur to one of the greatest players of all time.
“It was just the bizarre world of football that, in a backwater of the game, we literally got one of the greatest footballers of all time on our doorstep,” Postecoglou told FourFourTwo. The Aussie was a player for South Melbourne in 1989, when Ferenc Puskas rocked up to coach.
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He added: "I had great times with him. He struggled to speak any English but had worked in Greece. I was captain, and with my Greek background I ended up being both his interpreter and his chauffeur. I tried to squeeze in as much time with him as possible.
"He was a very humble man, and because of that he had the respect of everyone.
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"That was a good lesson for me and for all of us – if you achieve great things but stay humble, people will respond to you more than if you start talking about your personal achievements."
Puskas is recognised as one of the greatest players of all time, and his Hungarian side are one best teams to never win the World Cup.
In 1954, Puskas & Co rocked up to Wembley and taught England a footballing lesson, hammering the Three Lions 6–3. The fixture was later dubbed as the 'Match of the Century'.
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