Hands off! Greece go in for Postecoglou

Socceroos coach Ange Postecoglou was approached to take over the vacant Greek international job, according to reports.

Greek media are reporting that Postecoglou, 50, was touted as a possible replacement for Sergio Markarian.

Markarian resigned as coach of Greece in July after the Uruguayan failed to help them move off the bottom of Group F in qualifying for the 2016 Euro Championships in France.

Kostas Tsanas took over as care-taker coach but Greece were unable to qualify for next year's tournament. 

Postecoglou, who was born in Greece and has experience managing Greek club Panachaiki in the past, was looked at as a possible replacement.

However, despite making contact with Postecoglou's representatives, the Greek Football Federation could not pry the 50-year-old away from the Socceroos job.

Postecoglou has a contract with Football Federation Australia which runs until the end of the 2018 World Cup in Russia. 

Greece have instead reportedly turned their attention to German manager Felix Magath, after his countryman Bernd Schuster turned down the job earlier this month.

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We all knew Ange is a man of dignity and would never take this offer, even from his country of birth, but for those Anti-Ange ones out there, this is a reminder that Ange is loyal to Australian Football and Australia.