Postecoglou introduced as new head coach of Yokohama

Yokohama F Marinos new head coach Ange Postecoglou of Australia gives a thumbs up after a press conference in Yokohama, near Tokyo, Sunday, Jan. 14, 2

Yokohama F Marinos new head coach Ange Postecoglou of Australia gives a thumbs up after a press conference in Yokohama, near Tokyo, Sunday, Jan. 14, 2

Yokohama F Marinos new head coach Ange Postecoglou of Australia attends a press conference in Yokohama, near Tokyo, Sunday, Jan. 14, 2018. Former Aust

Yokohama F Marinos new head coach Ange Postecoglou of Australia attends a press conference in Yokohama, near Tokyo, Sunday, Jan. 14, 2018. Former Aust

Yokohama F Marinos new head coach Ange Postecoglou of Australia poses with new players during a press conference in Yokohama, near Tokyo, Sunday, Jan.

Yokohama F Marinos new head coach Ange Postecoglou of Australia poses with new players during a press conference in Yokohama, near Tokyo, Sunday, Jan.

YOKOHAMA, Japan (AP) — Former Australia coach Ange Postecoglou was introduced as head coach of the J-League's Yokohama F. Marinos on Sunday.

"Our goal is to make Yokohama F Marinos a team everyone else will fear," Postecoglou said at a team ceremony. "My priority and my ambition is to have Yokohama F Marinos playing football that will make our supporters excited, make them proud and, most importantly, we will bring success."

The 52-year-old announced his shock resignation from the Socceroos in November, weeks after guiding Australia through a lengthy qualifying campaign for this year's World Cup in Russia.

Rather than staying to lead the Socceroos in Russia he indicated he intended to return to club coaching. Most recently he guided Brisbane to back-to-back A-League titles in 2011 and 2012.