Tottenham to name Celtic boss Postecoglou as new manager ‘as early as next week’

Tottenham target Ange Postecoglou folds his arms Credit: Alamy
Tottenham target Ange Postecoglou folds his arms Credit: Alamy

Premier League side Tottenham will name Celtic boss Ange Postecoglou their new manager ‘as early as next week’, according to reports.

The former Australia international was named manager of the year at the PFA Scotland Awards last month after guiding Celtic to back-to-back top-flight titles as they chase a domestic treble.

Celtic take on Inverness Caledonian Thistle at Hampden Park on Saturday in the Scottish Cup final with The Sun claiming that Postecoglou ‘could be confirmed as Tottenham’s new manager as early as next week’.

The Scottish champions are ‘resigned to losing’ their manager and are already looking for replacements ahead of his imminent departure.

Tottenham ‘hope to agree the fine details of the deal as soon as that is out of the way’ with The Sun adding that Postecoglou is ‘keen to test himself in the Premier League’.

West Ham boss David Moyes is ‘a likely front-runner’ to replace Postecoglou at Celtic with the Scottish giants drawing up a shortlist of potential new managers.

Tottenham have had a disappointing season with Spurs finishing eighth, outside the European places, and again failing to win any silverware.

Antonio Conte was sacked at the end of March and replaced temporarily by Cristian Stellini – but Conte’s former assistant was sacked too and Ryan Mason took charge until the end of the season.

Former Tottenham midfielder recently described Spurs as a “bang-average football club” with the club needing a change of direction.

O’Hara said on talkSPORT: “I have now come to the conclusion that we need to stop going for big-time managers. These big-time managers get the hump. It looks all shiny on the outside, you’ve got a beautiful stadium, nice facilities, and you’ve got Harry Kane playing up front.

“You think Tottenham are a big club, but when you get there, you realise the way the football club is run is not run like a big club. It’s run like a bang-average football club who is only about making money for the club and not glory moments.

“So I think we need to go away from that, start like we did with Pochettino, start afresh. Start with someone like Graham Potter or Brendan Rodgers or the Celtic manager, Postecoglou.

“We might not win anything, but we’re going to build the team, rebuild the team, get rid of the deadwood and start again. We go from there. Every time we keep trying to get a Mourinho or a Conte to try and win us a trophy, it just fails. We end up looking stupid.”

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