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'We trust our boss' - Ange Postecoglou backed by fans amidst unprecedented relegation battle

08:10 GMT+3 22/08/2018
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Despite some poor results, the fans are still behind the Aussie coach

Former Socceroos coach Ange Postecoglou has received some much-needed support from Yokohama F.Marinos fans as he battles against J-League relegation.

Yokohama have never been relegated from the Japanese top flight and finished last season in fifth but have struggled this season under Postecoglou.

Though with the equal-second best attack in the league, they've also leaked more goals than any other side having conceded 40 times across 22 matches.

That weakness has seen Yokohama lose four of their last five games and has them sitting 15th in the league - just one spot above a relegation play-off spot.

After a troubled season, the club's president and sporting director have both left the club leaving Postecolgou in a seemingly perilous position.

But as he battles for his job and Yokohama's future in the J-League, the 52-year-old has been backed by the club's fans - who he was seen apologising to after a recent loss.

A prominent member of Marinos' active support posted a message of support on Twitter and created the hashtag #WeTrustOurBOSS.

With a number of retweets, it appears he's not alone in his trust of Postecoglou ahead of a busy and pivotal schedule that will see the club play three league games in seven days. 

Postecolgou led the Socceroos to 2018 World Cup qualification but quit before the tournament and eventually took on the job with Yokohama.

The former South Melbourne defender won the 2015 Asian Cup with Australia and also led A-League side Brisbane Roar to the league double in 2011.