Roy Keane nods to Celtic in 'very unfair' Ange Postecoglou defence over Tottenham struggles

Roy Keane has defended Ange Postecoglou amid a difficult spell as Tottenham boss - after people "very unfairly" wrote off his CV.

The former Celtic manager has come under fire in recent weeks over Spurs' results with the London club losing their last four fixtures to remain fifth in the Premier League table. Their latest defeat - a 4-2 loss to Liverpool at Anfield - had punters criticising the manager's shortcomings where it comes to set-pieces and his attacking philosophy but Keane has reminded Postecoglou's doubters about the side's early season form.

When the Australian arrived, Keane told Sky Sports how he recalled those criticising his career to that point in the game and the "very unfair" view of his CV which included five trophies in two seasons at Parkhead.

"Rightly or wrongly, we are reflecting on the last three, four, five games," Keane told Sky Sports. "When you think when he came in at the start of the season, there were big challenges. He was new to the Premier League.

“There were question marks over him, of his CV I suppose, which was very unfair. He has had a pretty decent season but it’s just the last few games they have fell away, and you start analysing Spurs, and the perception of Spurs.

“There is almost a softness to them and he has got to change all of that. Come the summer when he looks back, he’ll think there are some positives there but to get to the next level, to compete or get into the Champions League, is going to be the hardest step. Give the man a chance.”