Reports!!! Tottenham board now makes a final decision on Celtic boss Ange Postecoglou amid Spurs job links

Tottenham Hotspur could reportedly announce Ange Postecoglou as their new manager next week, with Spurs hoping to finalise the terms of a deal following Celtic’s Scottish Cup final on Saturday.

What’s the latest Tottenham manager news?

Postecoglou appears to be the latest front-runner for the north London vacancy as Daniel Levy and co’s search for a new manager goes on after a failed swoop for Feyenoord boss Arne Slot.

Spurs are thought to be readying an approach for the 57-year-old, although the likes of Brighton boss Roberto De Zerbi, Fulham manager Marco Silva and even free agent Graham Potter have also been named as potential contenders. It does look as if it is pointing towards a move for Postecoglou, though, and a further update has come to light.

 

The Sun shared news regarding Spurs and Postecoglou on Thursday, claiming the Australian may be announced in north London next week. Celtic are said to be gutted and are thought to be resigned to losing their manager and are already on the search for replacements.

Spurs have kept their distance ahead of the Hoops’ Scottish Cup final but are hoping to agree on the finer details of the deal as soon as that is out of the way, with Postecoglou keen to test himself in the Premier League.

What sort of manager is Postecoglou?

Postecoglou has been in charge of Celtic since 2021 and has enjoyed great success in Glasgow, and a win on Saturday over Inverness would complete a domestic treble.

 

In 112 games as manager, Postecoglou has averaged an impressive 2.3 points per game, with his side also scoring for fun at an average of 2.51 goals per 90. Prior to working for Celtic, Postecoglou won 80 of his 161 games in charge of Yokohama F Marinos, once again averaging two goals a game. [Transfermarkt]

He likes to play an attacking 4-3-3 formation and is someone who “seems to get the best out of players” – according to former Australia colleague, Simon Moore. Therefore, you’d expect he could bring an exciting brand of football to north London, something which could benefit the likes of Heung-min Son and Richarlison, two players who actually share the same agency as the manager.

 

It seems as if there could be further developments over the coming days following Celtic’s cup final, so this will be one to keep an eye on and hopefully, may bring Spurs’ managerial search to an end.

Ange Postecoglou is on Tottenham Hotspur’s list as they search for a new manager, Fabrizio Romano has confirmed.

 

What’s the latest on Spurs’ manager search?

Daniel Levy has faced a few difficult weeks again as Spurs struggled to find a new manager, with pursuits of Julian Nagelsmann and Arne Slot falling through.

 

They have now turned their attention to the Celtic manager, and it has now been reported that the Hoops expect Postecoglou to depart the club as Spurs’ interest grows.

The Australian has been a resounding success at Celtic, winning back-to-back titles, and could secure a domestic treble if his side win the Scottish Cup final.

 

Speaking on the Here We Go Podcast, Romano confirmed that the 57-year-old is being targeted for a move to North London.

 

“Spurs are deciding on the director very soon, and then they will pick the new manager. I’m told that Ange Postecoglou, who is doing an excellent job at Celtic, is a concrete name in the list,” he stated.

 

“They wanted Arne Slot but no way, he extended his contract at Feyenoord, that was a crazy situation last week.

“It’s really crazy, because it’s not the first time it has happened, in the summer when they appointed Nuno [Espirito Santo], it was like a three, four or five weeks negotiation, with many managers, and then they ended up with Nuno so it’s always like that at Tottenham. They need to clarify the situation as soon as possible.”

 

Could Postecoglou be a good appointment for Spurs?

The Australian’s success at Celtic bodes well for Spurs, taking over a team which had lost the title to Rangers, and winning back-to-back leagues in style.

 

Celtic scored an astonishing 114 goals in 38 league games this season, and asserted their dominance over their rivals, having knocked them out of both cup competitions.

Postecoglou has successfully implemented his style at the Hoops in this time, playing attacking football with a 4-3-3 formation, and if he can translate this success to Spurs, he could gain the support of fans very quickly if the team starts playing a more entertaining style to that of Conte or Jose Mourinho before him.

 

Attackers such as Son Heung-min and Dejan Kulusevski both struggled this season, but playing under an attacking coach like Postecoglou could help them rediscover their form.

 

Celtic attackers Kyogo Furuhashi, Jota, Daizen Maeda and Liel Abada all scored 10 or more goals this season, and if Postecoglou can manage similarly at Spurs, who were reliant on Harry Kane going forward, they may see some improvement next season.


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