“This is heartbreaking and who will come for the Team rescue?” Tottenham fans got disappointed and left in confusion after they learnt that Ange Postecoglou will be leaving the Club this week for…

Tottenham Hotspur have no fears about Ange Postecoglou departing the club prematurely this summer, football.london understands, despite links with Liverpool and Manchester City.

Postecoglou has impressed everyone within Spurssince arriving at the club last summer from Celtic on a four-year contract. The Australian has transformed the team’s style of football while leading them into fifth place in the Premier League and three points off second-placed Manchester City despite losing star player Harry Kane on the eve of the season and suffering an injury crisis for much of the campaign.

The only disappointments have come in the cup competitions with a penalty shoot-out loss at Fulham in the Carabao Cup and defeat to holders City in the FA Cup on Friday night. Other than that Postecoglou has been a breath of fresh air at the north London club and has already begun planning for the long-term as Spurs have moved quickly in both of his transfer windows to give him what he needed.
Then this week, Postecoglou was linked as one of the candidates to succeed Pep Guardiola in 2025 when his current Manchester City contract ends and then after the shock news that Jurgen Klopp will leave Liverpool at the end of the season, the Australian was also linked with that job.
The Postecoglou links to Liverpool are mostly off the back of Postecoglou having supported the club as a child, although he said before Spurs took on Klopp’s side in September: “I had a couple of mates who went the United way so I went with Liverpool to make it interesting. Like any kid, I had the posters up on the wall. Liverpool was my team, but you grow up, things change. I used to love Happy Days. But I don’t have posters of The Fonz on my wall now. That’s how it goes.”
football.london understands that Spurs have no fears over Postecoglou departing the club prematurely this summer and the Australian is understood to be excited about the project he has at Tottenham. Those who know the head coach describe him as someone loyal to those who give him a chance, with a desire to succeed for them, and he sees plenty of potential in what he can do at Spurs.

Postecoglou did have a link to the The City Group as they owned a minority share at Yokohama F Marinos, who he managed in Japan, which is the reasoning behind some of the links to the Manchester job. However, Guardiola hinted while paying tribute to Klopp on Friday night that he could yet extend his own contract at City beyond 2025.

“I’m fine. There’s still one more year, I want to do it – and maybe I will extend,” he said. “I try to manage. What we did last season, we have to do more and more now – it’s not going to happen. One step at a time.

I see my team every single day and the team is there. They still argue between each other. The competition in training. They want to win. The focus they have, How they talk. How they communicate. How they celebrate. Of course we are going to lose games but I have the duty to see how we perform. Even I’m surprised at my players because even after all they have done they are still there. That makes me feel so proud to be part of this club.”


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