Ange Postecoglou appears set to be tempted with a right away transfer to the English Premier League amid stories he has turn out to be one in every of Tottenham Hotspur’s prime managerial targets.
Spurs have been looking out since March for a everlasting substitute for Antonio Conte, however negotiations with different candidates – most lately Feyenoord coach Arne Slot – have fallen by.
The Unbiased is reporting that the membership is now “strongly contemplating” a transfer for Postecoglou, whose repute in European soccer has skyrocketed in his two trophy-laden years at Celtic, and has been linked to quite a few Premier League vacancies in current months.
Slot had turn out to be Tottenham’s No.1 choice however the membership and the Dutchman couldn’t attain an settlement, reportedly due to his issues across the construction of their soccer division, and the way he would work alongside a director of soccer – one other key off-field emptiness that Spurs are additionally searching for to fill.
With Slot re-committing to Feyenoord, Julian Nagelsmann apparently out of the working, and Mauricio Pochettino selecting to affix Chelsea as a substitute of creating a return to Tottenham, Postecoglou’s title is shortly advancing up their checklist of priorities – though it stays to be seen if he is able to go away Celtic, who’re on the cusp of a uncommon home treble in Scotland and, in contrast to Spurs, have certified for subsequent season’s UEFA Champions League.
Former AFL, NRL and A-League government Scott Munn was lately introduced as Tottenham’s chief soccer officer, and with the departure of Fabio Paritici – their earlier director of soccer who didn’t overturn a worldwide ban on football-related actions for his position in alleged false accounting at Juventus – he’s anticipated to play a key position within the membership’s managerial search.
Munn is known to be on gardening go away, having labored in China for the Metropolis Soccer Group since leaving his put up with Melbourne Metropolis, and doesn’t formally start his new place with Spurs till July 1. Nevertheless, his appointment prompted fast hypothesis that he would push for the hiring of Postecoglou, who he clearly is aware of effectively from his time in Australia and within the CFG community, which part-owns Yokohama F.Marinos, the Japanese membership the place Postecoglou received a title in 2019.
Postecoglou has persistently performed down hyperlinks to England and has hinted that he has unfinished enterprise at Celtic, the place he has received 5 of the six accessible home trophies since he grew to become supervisor in mid-2021.