Tottenham: Ange Postecoglou honoured to win 'bizarre' manager of the year award

Tottenham: Ange Postecoglou honoured to win 'bizarre' manager of the year award

Tottenham manager Ange Postecoglou described winning Manager of the Year at the London Football Awards as “bizarre”.

The Spurs boss beat Arsenal counterpart Mikel Arteta to the award despite only moving to north London in June.

Postecoglou has impressed during the early stages of his tenure at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, changing the brand of football at the club following spells under Jose Mourinho and Antonio Conte.

Having also lost club-record goal scorer Harry Kane, the early signs are promising, albeit a fine start to the season has lost some of its momentum of late.

While Spurs remain in the hunt for Champions League qualification, the loss at home to Wolves last month left Postecoglou stressing he was no “magician” as he bids to build something long-term.

“Yeah, it’s a little bit bizarre obviously,” said Postecoglou of his award.

“I’m honoured but I’ve not really made the impact I want to yet. Obviously, what we’ve done so far as a football club, people have noticed - which is great.

“I think our supporters have enjoyed elements of our football so far and more to come, I guess.”

When asked why he was taken aback, Postecoglou added: “I’ve only really been here seven or eight months and we still haven’t achieved anywhere near what we want to.”

Spurs are in action on Saturday when they host London rivals Crystal Palace.