Installed as Socceroos coach after the sacking of Holger Osieck following consecutive 6-0 friendly defeats to Brazil and France.
Starts with a win, 1-0 in a friendly against Costa Rica.
Less than a year into the job, heads to the World Cup in Brazil. Socceroos end tournament with no points from their three group games, their last clash a 3-0 loss to Spain.
Triumph at the AFC Asian Cup, hosted on home soil, with a 2-1 defeat of South Korea in extra time in the final.
Make a strong start to their qualification clashes for next year's World Cup in Russia, finishing at the top of Group B in the first group stage with 21 points, five clear of second-placed Jordan.
Start second group stage of the World Cup qualifiers with a 2-0 win against Iraq and 1-0 win against the United Arab Emirates.
Three consecutive draws including a costly 2-2 result against minnows Thailand make life difficult.
Postecoglou rolls out a revamped 3-4-3 formation ahead of the second qualifying clash against Iraq, which ended as a scrappy 1-1 draw. Socceroos drop out of automatic qualifying position.
Australia competes at the FIFA Confederations Cup, losing 3-2 to Germany but drawing with both Cameroon and Chile and earning rave reviews for their latter performance.
Win final group stage qualifier for World Cup 2-1 against Thailand in Melbourne but miss second automatic qualifying spot on goal difference. Must play Syria to make next stage.
Former Socceroos Mark Bosnich and Robbie Slater lead calls for FFA to appoint new coach. FFA boss David Gallop urges support for Postecoglou.
5 October 2017:
Draw first leg of their qualifying play-off against Syria 1-1 in Malaysia.
10 October 2017:
Edge closer to reaching fourth consecutive World Cup after defeating Syria 2-1 in the second leg of their play-off in Sydney, progressing through to another play-off against Honduras.