Ange Postecoglou has been appointed as the new manager of English club Tottenham Hotspur on a four-year contract.
Postecoglou, 57, has departed Celtic after winning successive Scottish Premiership titles in his two seasons in charge.
The Australian manager will be Spurs’ fourth permanent manager since Mauricio Pochettino led them to the Champions League final in 2018-19.
Daniel Levy, Tottenham chairman, in a statement said: “We are excited to have Ange join us.
“Ange brings a positive mentality and a fast, attacking style of play. He has a strong track record of developing players and an understanding of the importance of the link from the academy – everything that is important to our club.”
Tottenham have been in search of a new manager since Conte’s departure in March, with Cristian Stellini and then Ryan Mason taking charge on an interim basis.
Postecoglou has won five of the six trophies available to Celtic during his two campaigns with the Scottish club side.
Celtic chief executive Michael Nicholson while wishing him well said: “It has been a pleasure working with Ange, a great football manager and a good man. He has served the club with such energy and determination and delivered a phenomenal level of success.”
“Of course, we wanted Ange to stay at Celtic and while there is real disappointment we are losing him, he has decided he wants to look at a new challenge, which we respect.”
Angelos Postecoglou is an Australian association football manager and former player, who was born on 27 August, 1965.
The Autralian spent most of his club career as a defender for South Melbourne Hellas, and played four games for the Australia national team in the late 1980s.
The treble winning manager began managing at South Melbourne Hellas in 1996, winning the National Soccer League twice and the OFC Champions League in 1999.
Ange Postecoglou also led the national under-17 and under-20 teams.
The former Celtic boss has managed Brisbane Roar and Melbourne Victory in the A-League, winning the Premiership in 2011 and the Championship in 2011 and 2012.
Postecoglou was the senior national team manager from 2013 to 2017, winning the AFC Asian Cup in 2015 and also going to the 2014 FIFA World Cup.
Aside from that, he also won the J1 League with Yokohama F. Marinos in 2019, and then won five trophies (including two league titles) in two seasons with Celtic.
The experience Australian was named Tottenham Hotspur head coach in June 2023 after a long search of a permanent manager.
Recall we talked about eight managers that could take up the position at Spurs, well, it turned out that Postecoglou won the race.