Ange Postecoglou addresses the media after being announced as coach of the Foxtel A-League All Stars to face Manchester United during a FFA All-Stars announcement at Blu Horizon on March 18, 2013 in Sydney, Australia.
Ange Postecoglou addresses the media after being announced as coach of the Foxtel A-League All Stars to face Manchester United during a FFA All-Stars announcement at Blu Horizon on March 18, 2013 in Sydney, Australia. Brendon Thorne / Getty Images

Ange to lead A-League All Stars into battle against Man Utd

THE last time Ange Postecoglou went head-to-head with Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson, the dual A-League championship-winning coach was on the wrong end of a 2-0 result.

That loss came when South Melbourne took on the English giants during the inaugural 2000 Fifa World Club Championship in Brazil.

Postecoglou will get a chance to set the record straight after yesterday being named as the coach of the A-League All Stars side to take on the Red Devils at ANZ Stadium on July 20.

"It's a huge thrill. It's a concept that is sure to grow legs and become a mainstay in our calendar," he said.

The Melbourne Victory mentor received 36.8% of the public vote to edge out Western Sydney Wanderers coach Tony Popovic on 36.2%. Mariners boss Graham Arnold polled 15.4%.

Fans will also have a say in selecting the All Stars team to take on Man U.

Votes can be lodged at a-leagueallstars.com.au until April 30, with fans choosing 50% of the players, an expert panel selecting another 20%, a further 20% coming from the Team of the Year and the balance being picked by Postecoglou.



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