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Tottenham have appointed Ange Postecoglu as their new manager

Tottenham have appointed Ange Postecoglu as their new manager

James OllieSenior Writer, ESPN FCJune 6, 2023, 03:07 PM3 minutes of reading

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Tottenham have confirmed Ange Postecoglou as their new head coach on a four-year deal.

Postecoglou, 57, will start the job on July 1, making the former Celtic boss the first Australian to manage in Australia. Premier League.

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Chairman Daniel Levy said statement: “Ange brings a positive mentality and a fast, attacking style of play. He has a strong track record in developing players and an understanding of the importance of the link from the academy — all important to our club. We are excited. Ange will join us as we prepare for the upcoming season.”

ESPN reported Thursday Spurs are expected to approach Celtic over a move for Postecoglou, with talks progressing rapidly on Monday after he expressed his desire to manage in England.

Early indications were that Postecoglou would sign a shorter deal after a 72-day search for Antonio Conte’s successor was a sign of intent from both parties.

Ange Postecoglou has led Celtic to a domestic treble this season.Richard Sellers/SportsPhoto/Allstar via Getty Images

Levy initially appointed Conte’s assistant Christian Stellini as interim boss, but he only lasted two games. April’s 6-1 defeat at Newcastle United prompted another change, with Ryan Mason in charge until the end of the season.

Although Mason, 31, has publicly said he is interested in taking the job permanently, the Spurs have focused their search on external candidates and have held preliminary talks with Julian Nagelsmann.

However, Tottenham quickly distanced themselves from any serious interest in the former Bayern Munich coach, instead discussing the position with other candidates including Luis Enrique and Feyenoord’s Arne Slott.

The club’s general manager Dennis te Clois told ESPN Netherlands’ morning program “Goedemorgen Eredivisie” that he had rejected Tottenham’s offer to become a player, and Spurs suffered a significant setback days later when Slott turned down an approach to sign a new contract at Feyenoord. Director.

However, the club quickly turned their attention to Postecoglou, who sealed Celtic’s eighth domestic treble in Saturday’s Scottish Cup final with a 3-1 win over Inverness Caledonian Thistle. Japanese team Yokohama F. Postecoglou has won five of the six available trophies since joining the club from Marinos.

Postecoglou, who was born in Greece but grew up in Australia, then managed the Socceroos for four years and was on a rolling 12-month contract at Celtic.

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