Celtic boss Ange Postecoglou set to join Tottenham Hotspur and become first Australian to manage in the English Premier League | Englishheadline


Ange Postecoglou is reportedly about to become the new manager of English Premier League club Tottenham Hotspur after the two parties reached a verbal agreement.

The 57-year-old will claim a special piece of history, becoming the first Australian to take the reins of a club in the top tier of English football.

The Greek-born Aussie has just completed the treble with Scottish club Celtic with a 3-1 win over Inverness in the Scottish Cup Final to round out the 2022-23 season, adding the silverware to the Scottish Premiership and League Cup already in the trophy room.

After five trophies in two seasons, Postecoglou is expected to officially sign on the dotted line with Tottenham “once compensation has been agreed with Celtic” according to top football journalist Fabrizio Romano.

“Understand Tottenham have finally reached verbal agreement with Ange Postecoglou as next manager,” he tweeted.

“Been told it will be a two-year-deal with an option included for further season, so potentially valid until June 2026. Next step to get it done: find a way with Celtic.”

Tottenham have failed to settle on a manager for two years or more since Mauricio Pochettino was sacked by the club just six months after taking the side to their first ever UEFA Champions League Final.

The Australian will become the sixth manager of the club since 2019, with two interim managers being used this season after Antonio Conte was let go.

The North London club’s fans are desperate for silverware, being yet to win a trophy since 2008.

Spurs finished 8th in the 22-23 campaign, their worst league finish in 14 years as they miss out on European football next season. 

Postecoglou began his coaching journey at South Melbourne where he spent a decade of his playing career before spending six years with Australia’s u20 side.

His first managing gig abroad was with Greek third division side Panachaiki in 2008 before returning home and eventually making his mark with the Brisbane Roar in the A-League, where his side went on a record-breaking 36-game unbeaten run.

He moved onto the Melbourne Victory before the opportunity of Socceroos Head Coach presented itself. Postecoglou held the role of national team manager for four years, helping the Socceroos win the Asian Cup for the first time in 2015.

Postecoglou established himself overseas with the Yokohama F Marinos in Japan, where he won the J League in 2019. He secured the major move to Celtic in June 2021.

His appointment at Tottenham will make him the highest-profile Australian in the Premier League, with inexperienced Tyrese Francois at Fulham and Cameron Peupion at Brighton the only players in first-team contention, while Harry Souttar was just relegated to the Championship with Leicester.

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