Celtic boss Ange Postecoglou has rubbished suggestions he has already held discussions with Tottenham and insists his agent wouldn’t dare ask him about it this week.
The Aussie is the favourite to take over at Tottenham as Daniel Levy looks to appoint a replacement for Antonio Conte. It’s expected that a deal could be done after the Scottish Cup Final, but Postecoglou is keeping his cards close to his chest and insists he’s not even thinking about moving away from Celtic Park at this stage. A move to the English Premier League, and one of the big six, would be difficult for any manager in Scotland to turn down but Postecoglou insists his focus is on the final.
And he was strong in his denial that talks had been held and claims that his agent knows it would be the wrong move to ask him about it in the build-up to Saturday’s Hampden showpiece. Celtic can make history by winning an eighth Treble this weekend, moving one ahead of Rangers. Inverness Caley Thistle stand in their way and Postecoglou is insistent that the game is all he is thinking about.
He said: “They know better than to ask me anything this week mate. They know me very well. They wouldn’t dare ask me about anything.
No (discussions about Spurs). I know you find that surprising. That’s hard for you to understand because you are not me.
“You are not in my skin, you don’t live and breathe this job that I have and what Saturday means to me, these players, this football club. There is nothing more important – apart from my family obviously – than that game.
It’s not just about me. This club is planning for next year, planning to bring players in. There is a full range of conversations going on, but my focus is on making sure we win a game of football which is very, very important to us.”