Next Tottenham manager: Spurs ‘strongly considering’ another reigning title winner after Arne Slot snub
Now they know they won’t be appointing Arne Slot, the next Tottenham manager could instead be Ange Postecoglou if they get their way.
Slot was a top target to become the next Tottenham manager, whereby he would have taken the reins from Ryan Mason. The search is still ongoing for a permanent successor to Antonio Conte, who left the club back in March.
However, after leading Feyenoord to the Eredivisie title, Slot has confirmed he will be staying with the Dutch club. Therefore, Tottenham are having to widen their focus again.
According to an update from The Independent, Spurs are now ‘strongly considering’ an approach for Celtic boss, Ange Postecoglou.
The 57-year-old has just successfully defended the Scottish Premiership title he led Celtic to last season. Understandably, his reputation has seriously developed in Glasgow.
Postecoglou’s next step could be to move south of the border so he can work in the English Premier League. He could bring more entertaining football to the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
The Times is also reporting that he is under observation by Tottenham. While admitting the club would ideally prefer a younger coach, Spurs accept Postecoglou’s merits.
Per The Independent, though, other names are still in the frame, such as Sporting CP’s Ruben Amorim and the out-of-work former Spain and Barcelona manager, Luis Enrique.
There is confidence that it would be relatively straight-forward to complete a deal with Celtic for Postecoglou, though. As The Times reflects, he is on a 12-month rolling contract with his current club.
Postecoglou could make history as next Tottenham manager
Tottenham and Celtic also have decent relations, which might make it easier for Spurs to lure Postecoglou into their setup than it would have been to prise Slot away from Feyenoord, for example.
The likes of Joe Hart and Cameron Carter-Vickers have made transfers from Spurs to Celtic in recent years. Perhaps the manager that has benefitted from having them in his squad could be in line to move in the opposite direction.
Postecoglou was also linked with the Chelsea vacancy earlier this year, although an ex-Tottenham boss, Mauricio Pochettino, will be the one to take charge at Stamford Bridge instead.
If Tottenham turn to Postecoglou, he could become the first ever Australian manager in the Premier League.
His previous jobs have included spells with Brisbane Roar, Melbourne Victory and Yokohama F. Marinos, as well as the Australian national team.
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