Ange Postecoglou proving the doubters wrong as he turns Yokohama F. Marinos around

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The Australian tactician has bounced back impressively after a tough start to life in Japan

It's a rainy night in Yokohama, but a drenched Ange Postecoglou doesn't move an inch on the sidelines as he oversees a convincing 2-1 win in charge of Yokohama F.Marinos.

Like an owl watching their prey from the treetops, Postecoglou seems to boast an unwavering belief as a coach that what he's doing will pay off and after a rocky start life in Japan, his philosophy is starting to bear significant fruit. 

Despite the wet conditions on Friday night, his side played an eye-catching brand of attacking football against a conservative Consadole Sapporo that kept a 19,000-strong crowd thoroughly entertained and would have surely brought a smile to even Ange's usually stoic face.

A sixth win in seven games perhaps another reason the Australian coach might be smiling as he proves any lingering doubters wrong following his controversial Socceroos exit. 

Up against a Consadole side sitting fourth in the J-League, neither Ange nor his new team took a backwards step as they relentlessly pressed forward. 

With conditions and standings suggesting Marinos would perhaps be best to play it safe, they instead played a brand of dangerous attacking football that did backfire early when Jay Bothroyd struck on the counter in the 21st minute.

But for a Yokohama team already hungry for goals, that just sparked them into life as they equalised just three minutes later and took the lead before half-time via Hugo Vieira. 

A more cautious 45 minutes followed, though the win never looked in doubt for Marinos, who really should've scored more with their 16 shots.

Though failing to bury one or two chances against Consadole, scoring hasn't been an issue for Postecoglou's men throughout the season with Yokohama's 52 goals the most scored in the J-League and seven more than the next highest scoring side. 

While defensive frailties persists - they've let in the second most of any side - Marinos are more than compensating in the final third, something the Socceroos often couldn't.

Having watched the World Cup from his new home in Yokohama, one wouldn't blame Postecoglou for wondering what could've been had results gone more smoothly enroute to Russia.

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After a tough start to life in Japan, Postecoglou was given the full support of the club and its fans when he needed them most and he's very quickly repaid the favour.

From teetering on the brink of unprecedented relegation, to their current spot of ninth on the table, the Australian has turned early misfortune around in style to prove why he really is one of Australia's finest ever coaches. 

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