Celtic manager Ange Postecoglou has reached agreement with Tottenham to become the club’s new manager.
The former Australia national team manager has reportedly agree to a two-year contract with the North London club and is set to resume as manager as soon as possible.
Ange Postecoglou is a high-profile manager in Asia, having won several trophies with different clubs and the AFC Asian Cup with Australia national team.
In 2019, Ange Postecoglou took his dominance to the Japanese elite division, the J1 League, and won the league with Yokohama F. Marinos.
His outstanding managerial career took him to the shores of Europe in 2021 as he emerged Celtic manager.
After initial doubts on his abilities, Postecoglou has dominated the headlines in Scottish football media after he led the team to reclaim their dominance in the Scottish Premier League.
In his debut season at Celtic, Postecoglou led the club to the Scottish Premier League title. This season, he has bagged a domestic treble to reach five silverware at the club in his first two seasons.
His brilliant spell at the Scottish outfit placed him on the radar of Premier League side Tottenham Hotspur, who have been in search of a new hand at the club’s dugout since the exit of Antonio Conte.
Tottenham went under the care of two interim managers, Cristian Stellini and Ryan Mason after the club mutually ended the contract of Conte following his post-match press conference row.
Spurs former manager, Mauricio Pochettino, was linked to the vacancy at North London before he was hijacked by Chelsea.
We reported earlier Tottenham were closing in on signing Ange Postecoglou as new manager of the club with talks between the two parties progressing as both sides hoped to seal a deal this week.
Now, according to the BBC, Ange Postecoglou has agreed terms with Tottenham and will become the new manager of the club.
The 57-year-old has agreed to a two-year contract and other details of the new contract has been finalized. Official announcement by the club is expected soon.
Postecoglou will take over a Tottenham side without European football for the first time in 14 years while he has led Celtic to Champions League group stages next season.
Postecoglou will face the task of rebuilding Tottenham next season. He is the first manager from Australian Association Football to have recorded such a great feat at Celtic, winning five trophies out of available six in his two years at the club.
How Postecoglou will replicate his success in Scotland in a more competitive league as the Premier League will make for an interesting narrative in English football media next season.
He will become Tottenham’s fourth permanent boss, after Jose Mourinho, Nuno Espirito Santo and Conte after Mauricio Pochettino was dismissed back in 2019.
Postecoglou once admitted his emergence as Celtic manager was seen as a “joke” because he was the first Australian Association Football manager to have landed such high-profile job but he ended up changing the narrative and proving critics wrong.
Postecoglou was popular among Celtic fans and is known for his highly attacking football which is symmetrical to Tottenham’s pattern and will make for easy reshuffling of the squad.
However, his chances at the London giants in an extremely competitive league as the Premier League is still a doubt among pundits.