Ange Postecoglou (foto: uradna spletna stran kluba)
This week, Tottenham held a meet-and-greet session between the coach, players, and fans, where the Australian coach made a particularly heartwarming gesture.
Tottenham Hotspur's players have pleasantly surprised football enthusiasts with their performance at the beginning of this season. Under the management of Ange Postecoglou, who took over the team before the season started, they have been playing some of the most attractive football in England, and their results have been reflecting this positive change.
Ange, an Australian, joined from Celtic amidst some skepticism. Many believed that his highly offensive approach to football wouldn't bear fruit in the tough Premier League. However, so far, it has proven to be a winning formula for the white-clad side of North London.
The biggest challenges are yet to come, but this version of Tottenham truly delights their fans. Manager Postecoglou himself has become a sensation, not just for the style of football his team showcases but also for his statements and the human qualities they reveal.
However, his latest gesture has won more hearts than any before. It happened during the Fans Forum, an event where fans from the audience get a chance to ask questions. At one point, the host announced that the session had ended and there would be no more time for questions. Postecoglou interrupted him, saying he was sure one young man in the audience had the best question and he wanted to hear it.
At first, no one understood who Ange was referring to, until he pointed to a young man with Down syndrome, accompanied by his mother. He wanted to hear the young man's question and asked for a microphone to be handed to him.
The question was simple: Ange was asked how he plans to keep winning for the rest of the season. The young man received a huge round of applause, and from the look on his face, it was evident how thrilled he was to address the coach of the team he supports, undoubtedly one of his heroes.
The touching moment can be seen in the attached video.