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Ange Postecoglou Makes Public Apology To Newcastle United

10 years ago

Australia’s head coach, Ange Postecoglou, has made a public apology to Newcastle United.

The Socceroos coach has harked back to May when he made comments about Curtis Good’s injury problems.

The less than favourable remarks that Postecoglou made about Newcastle’s handling of the player’s ongoing injury were as follow;

May 2014

“….he could have played a significant role in this World Cup, so I wanted to give him every chance.

“One thing we do know is that it probably still hasn’t been correctly treated.

“He had three or four failed attempts which suggest to me it is probably something he needs to deal with, and his club needs to deal with, a little more urgently now to really find out what the problem is.”

Going forward two months, with the World Cup over and without Curtis Good’s participation, Ange Postecoglou has changed his tune somewhat.

Whether willingly or not he has now made the following statement/apology;

July 2014

“On 27 May, 2014, at the press conference announcing the selection of the National Squad for the 2014 World Cup, I made some statements concerning the decision not to select Curtis Good because of injury.

“I have been told by Newcastle United Football Club that my statements might have been understood to suggest that the Club had not provided proper care and treatment to Curtis who as a result suffered the injury and prevented him from being selected.

“If so, I confirm that I did not intend to suggest that that was the case and wish to correct the public record now.”


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