Tottenham Hotspur recently appointed Ange Postecoglou as the new manager followed by the announcement of Mile Jedinak as the assistant coach, Fans were curious to know about his epic beard evolution.
Mile Jedinak was a former Australian footballer who served as the captain of the national team with 79 caps and 20 goals to his name, The midfielder has been through an incredible journey to reach the heights of coaching the North London team.
Jedinak played a significant role as part of Aston Villa‘s Academy coaching team and at 38 years old Jedinak’s extensive experience and knowledge of the game earned him the position of assistant coach as he will be working alongside his former coach, Ange Postecoglou, who had previously witnessed Jedinak’s leadership skills while he captained the Australian national team under Postecoglou’s tenure as head coach.
Their familiarity with the playing style and shared history could potentially create a strong working relationship as they take on the challenges of the upcoming season.
Fans Rejoice as Tottenham Hotspur Signs Former Australian Striker Mile Jedinak – Know more about his Epic Beard Evolution
Jedinak started his professional career in 2001 when he played for Sydney United, scoring 12 goals in 84 appearances, and maintained a clean-shaven look throughout his tenure. He then moved to Central Coast Mariners in 2006, where he excelled as the general in the midfield, barking orders as the players listened to him.
After growing his first bit of facial hair, he spent a few years in Turkey, playing for Gençlerbirliği S.K in 2009, and also had a loan spell at Antalyaspor in 2010, where he continued to grow his beard showcasing the sharp look it gave the Australian captain.
After his successful run in Turkey, Mile Jedinak made a significant move to the Premier League, joining Crystal Palace in 2011. It was during this time that Jedinak’s beard became a prominent feature of his appearance and a symbol of his strength on the field as he established himself.
Jadinaks beard grew in length and thickness, adding to his commanding presence as an important midfielder and the fans at Crystal Palace quickly embraced Jedinak’s bearded look, and it became an iconic part of his image. The sight of Jedinak’s bearded face leading the team onto the pitch became a familiar and inspiring sight for the supporters.
However, in a surprising turn of events, Jedinak decided to clean-shave his beard which received instant backlash from the Crystal Palace fans. The sudden absence of his signature facial hair caused a stir among the supporters, who expressed their displeasure and longing for the bearded captain.
Fortunately, Jedinak listened to the fans’ outcry and understood the significance of his beard to his image and connection with the supporters. He allowed his facial hair to regrow, and once again, his beard became a focal point of his appearance.
Within two years, he returned to Villa Park for his first coaching gig, where he has managed to outperform expectations by growing the most prolonged-looking beard that can certainly catch the attention of Tottenham fans.
While the impressive career of Mile Jedinak is enough to keep fans buzzing, some have taken it online to delve deeper into his well-maintained beard and facial expressions, comparing him to the character Roy Kent from Ted Lasso.
Tottenham Hotspur boasts an amazing fan following, and one of the fan pages mentioned spending several hours scrolling through Mile Jedinak’s beard, even adding a collage of pictures to keep the trend going.
The season ahead is poised to be highly demanding for Tottenham Hotspur as a team that has struggled for over 15 years without winning a trophy. Mile Jedinak’s appointment as an assistant coach brings a fresher perspective and valuable expertise to the coaching staff, which may help the club in its pursuit of success. Jedinak’s vast experience as a player and his recent experience in coaching has positioned him to contribute significantly to the team’s development and tactical approach.