Tottenham Hotspur Appoints Celtic Boss Ange Postecoglou as New Manager

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Tottenham Hotspur has officially announced the appointment of Ange Postecoglou, the former Celtic boss, as their new manager. The Australian has signed a four-year deal with the North London club, marking the end of a two-month-long search for a successor to Antonio Conte.

Postecoglou, who had impressed the club’s hierarchy, was approached by Spurs after the Scottish Cup final. The Australian coach has now become the first from his country to manage in the Premier League.

A New Era for Tottenham

Tottenham’s chairman, Daniel Levy, expressed his excitement about the appointment, stating, “Ange brings a positive mentality and a fast, attacking style of play. He has a strong track record of developing players and an understanding of the importance of the link from the academy – everything that is important to our club. We are excited to have Ange join us as we prepare for the season ahead.”

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Postecoglou is expected to bring his highly rated Celtic assistant, John Kennedy, and first-team coach, Gavin Strachan, to Tottenham. The club will announce his backroom team ‘in due course’.

Postecoglou’s Journey to the Premier League

Born in Athens and raised in Melbourne, Postecoglou has had a long and varied coaching career. He began his journey at South Melbourne in 1996, then moved to the youth setup at Australia, where he stayed for seven years. He also had a spell in the Greek third division with Panachaiki.

Postecoglou made a name for himself at Brisbane Roar, where they became affectionately known as ‘Roarcelona’. He then managed Melbourne Victory before taking over the reins of the Australian national team, where he managed at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.

He took over at Yokohama F. Marinos in the J-League in 2017, guiding them to a first title in 15 years, and then moved to Celtic two years ago where he won successive titles and claimed a domestic treble this season.

Challenges Ahead

Postecoglou faces a challenging summer with Spurs. The club needs to trim a bloated squad that will not be playing in Europe for the first time in 14 seasons. There are also significant question marks over the future of top scorer Harry Kane, who is out of contract in 2024.

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