Tottenham are anticipated to hold talks with Celtic manager Ange Postecoglou about the vacant manager’s position.
Tottenham are set to hold negotiations with Celtic manager Ange Postecoglou in the coming days about becoming their new manager.
After Saturday’s Scottish Cup final triumph over Inverness, the 57-year-old refused to address his future.
With that win, Postecoglou’s Celtic completed a domestic treble.
Tottenham have refused to comment on the matter, but BBC Sport has learned that Postecoglou is poised to join the London club.
Spurs executives are expected to discuss their future plans and explain to Postecoglou why they believe he is the perfect guy for the position.
The Premier League team is wary of being perceived as overly bullish, given the rumors surrounding their interest in Feyenood’s Arne Slot, only for the Dutchman to chose to stay with the Eredivisie winners.
Spurs, on the other hand, are keen to avoid a repetition of the 2021 debacle, in which they spent weeks attempting and failing to recruit a succession of targets to replace Jose Mourinho.
They finally hired former Wolves manager Nuno Espirito Santo, who was fired after only 17 games.
The youngster from Greece who became Celtic’s key man – who Spurs would be getting Postecoglou defied early skepticism by winning five of six domestic championships during his two seasons at Celtic.
As a result, he has become a fan favorite at the club.
The Greek-born former Australia manager would enter the Premier League with a growing reputation and a recent CV brimming with success on multiple countries.
Postecoglou has followed in the footsteps of Jock Stein, Martin O’Neill, Brendan Rodgers, and Neil Lennon by leading Celtic to a domestic clean sweep this season.
Despite his lack of coaching experience in European football, he has garnered fans for the kind of football that Celtic play.
Postecoglou’s spectacular rebuilding operation at Parkhead saw him demolish a Rangers team that ended 25 points ahead in the 2020-21 season and win two league championships. It matched the two A-League titles he won with Brisbane Roar before taking over as Socceroos coach in 2013.
During his four-year stint, Postecoglou led Australia to the 2014 World Cup, the Asia Cup in 2015, and the 2018 World Cup in Russia before stepping down. The next year, he guided Yokohama F Marinos to their first J League championship in 15 years.
His presence in London would put a stop to chairman Daniel Levy’s public and exhausting quest for a new CEO.
Antonio Conte departed the club in March, and Cristian Stellini and Ryan Mason took over in a tumultuous season that saw Spurs miss out on European participation next season.
Since Conte’s departure, a slew of high-profile managers have been associated with, then dropped, the Tottenham position.
Conte’s 16-month tenure ended with him criticizing his own players and the club’s culture following a 3-3 draw with bottom club Southampton.
Stellini, who had been named interim manager, then resigned following a 6-1 hammering at Newcastle, and Spurs finished the season with just three wins in their final 11 games.