Tottenham Hotspur’s search for a new manager has taken an interesting turn, with reports suggesting that Celtic boss Ange Postecoglou is on their shortlist. Following the dismissal of interim head coach Cristian Stellini, Spurs are now being led by Ryan Mason until the end of the season. However, their hopes of securing a top four finish have been severely dented with a 6-1 thrashing at the hands of Newcastle.
Chairman Daniel Levy is under mounting pressure to make the right appointment, with former boss Mauricio Pochettino reportedly on the verge of joining Chelsea. However, Luis Enrique and Julian Nagelsmann have both been heavily linked in recent weeks, along with Vincent Kompany and Arne Slot.
The 57-year-old Postecoglou has been hugely successful since his appointment with Celtic in 2021, winning an SPFL title and two Scottish League Cups. He is also on course for further silverware this year, with Celtic comfortably sitting at the top of the league and a Scottish Cup semi-final looming.
While some may argue that the Scottish Premiership is not on the same level as the Premier League, Postecoglou has done an exceptional job in shifting the balance of power back to Celtic after their rivals Rangers won the title in 2021. Former Spurs defender Alan Hutton has described the coach as “really likeable”, and he has won nine major honours overall at club level.
What’s more, Postecoglou’s status as a soon-to-be free agent could prove tantalising to Spurs, with Celtic potentially worried that the call of Premier League football could tempt him away. The attack-minded coach, who favours a 4-3-3 formation, also shares the same agent as Tottenham star Son Heung-min.
Ultimately, Levy must make the right appointment if he is to avoid further backlash from the fan base. With a number of high-profile candidates under consideration, Postecoglou’s name adds a fresh dynamic to the mix. Only time will tell if he is the man to take Spurs forward.