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Report: Ange Postecoglou to be next Tottenham manager  

Ange Postecoglou Tottenham

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Ange Postecoglou Tottenham
(Photo by Richard Sellers/Sportsphoto/Allstar via Getty Images)

Report: Ange Postecoglou to be next Tottenham manager  

It has been a struggle for Tottenham to find a new manager since Antonio Conte left by mutual consent in March 2023. It appears they now have a successor in Celtic’s Ange Postecoglou, according to BBC’s Simon Stone.

Following Conte’s dismissal, Tottenham had Cristian Stellini and Ryan Mason fill in as acting managers to finish out the 2022-23 Premier League season.

On Monday, it seems that they finally have a full-time manager with some recent success in Postecoglou. The Australian won the domestic treble with Celtic this season by winning the Scottish Premiership, Scottish Cup and Scottish League Cup.

The details of the contract have not been officially released yet, but an ESPN report suggests that Postecoglou will sign a two-year deal.

The Greek-born manager started his managerial career in 1996 with an Australian semi-pro team South Melbourne. This is where he played most of his career. As the manager, he led them to success by winning back-to-back National Soccer League titles and ultimately qualifying for the 2000 FIFA Club World Cup.

Before managing Celtic, he had only managed for one season in Europe — when he led Panachaiki in the Greek third division in 2008.

Even if he had not had success in Europe when Celtic hired him, Postecoglou has had success everywhere else. He led Yokohama F. Marinos to the J1 League title in 2019 and led Australia to the 2015 AFC Asian Cup title. He also won multiple titles with Australia’s youth teams and the Brisbane Roar.

When he was hired by Celtic in 2021, the Scottish giants had just lost the league title to Rangers by 25 points ending a nine-year championship streak. He quickly restored them to success winning two straight Scottish Premiership titles. 

Tottenham had been looking for a manager for a while and met with managers such as former Bayern Munich manager Julian Nagelsmann, former Barcelona manager Luis Enrique, and Feyenoord manager Arne Slot.

None of them wanted to take a job that fans believe is doomed from the start, so Spurs turned to Postecoglou. The London side is hopeful that he will be the one to end their trophy drought. The last time Tottenham lifted a trophy was after winning the 2007-08 League Cup after beating Chelsea 2-1 AET.

Postecoglou’s first task may be to persuade Harry Kane to stay at Tottenham amidst rumors that Real Madrid wants to sign England’s all-time leading scorer.

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