Ange Postecoglou, the current manager of Celtic, is one of the targets Tottenham has moved their attention to, according to sources speaking to Football Insider.
Even if he wasn’t the first choice to succeed Antonio Conte, the Australian manager has been on the shortlist from the start. Postecoglou, 57, is now again in the running for one of the top Premier League positions as a result of the breakdown of negotiations between Arne Slot and Spurs.
Tottenham’s big boss Daniel Levy had spoken with a few potential candidates and was confident he had the right person when talks with Slot progressed to a higher level. The 44-year-old Dutchman has, however, decided to continue at Feyenoord even though a complete deal has yet to be reached.
Age has always kept Postecoglou at the bottom of the hierarchy, but his accomplishments at Celtic have not gone ignored, and he is now one of the individuals who are in sharp focus for Tottenham along with former Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers.
In his rolling 12-month deal, the treble-chasing manager also reportedly has a very cheap release clause, which is always a bonus for any team. Levy and the Tottenham board find it attractive, but it’s not certain if Celtic would agree to any approach before the Scottish Cup Final.
In two seasons filled with victories, Postecoglou completely changed the team, making him a hero at Celtic. During his 111 games in command, he has won 81 and lost only 18. He has won two Scottish League Cups and back-to-back Scottish Premiership championships.
He has a remarkable points-per-game ratio at Celtic in the current season of 2.39, which includes the Champions League and domestic cups.