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Australia Coach Saddened by the Departure of His Former Signing

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Australia national team coach Ange Postecoglou says that the Australian A-league will always find it hard to replace a player like Thomas Broich.


The former Brisbane Roar coach was responsible for bringingBroich to the A-League. His presence was extremely important in the team managed by Postecoglou, and it went on to achieve a lot of success. The 36-year-old may not have appeared for the German national team, but he became a club legend at Brisbane. After having made more than 60 assists since moving to the club in 2010, Broich has quickly became the top goal creator in the A-League history.

After having been at the A-League outfit for the last seven years, he announced his exit from the club at the end of the campaign. This led to a lot of tributes for the player, with the most important coming from his former manager Postecoglou.

The national team coach says that he is aware thatBroich’s contribution to Brisbane has come to an end, but he is hoping that the 36-year-old continues to carry on playing for the next couple of years. Postecoglou is extremely proud of having convinced Broich to move from the German Bundesliga to the Australian A-League at the prime of his career.

Since coming to the Australian outfit, he has managed to win the Australian premiership twice and the Championship three times with the last title coming in the 2013-14 season.“Hopefully he’s not done yet. Obviously he is (finished) at Brisbane. I think we’ll miss him because he brought so many special moments and there’s been a consistency in his brilliance that no other player in the A-League has matched. There’s a uniqueness in him that we won’t be able to replace because I don’t think anyone will have the longevity of him,” said Postecoglou.