Tottenham are in the market for a new manager at the end of the 2022/23 Premier League season with Australian coach Ange Postecoglou now linked with the job.
Spurs have been searching for Antonio Conte’s permanent replacement since March, which was followed by the disappointing interim spell of Cristian Stellini and Ryan Mason’s current caretaker role.
After Postecoglou delivered a second successive Scottish Premiership title earlier this month, he is reportedly being considered for the head coach role in North London, which would undoubtedly come with plenty of pressure and expectation.
A surprise appointment in Glasgow, the 57-year-old has taken Scottish football by storm and has won five domestic trophies in just two years.
Another will follow if they can win the Scottish Cup final in June.
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Is Ange Postecoglou joining Spurs?
Postecoglou has been linked with a handful of Premier League jobs in recent months.
He has reportedly become one of Tottenham Hotspur’s top managerial targets following the departure of former boss Antonio Conte.
According to The Independent, he is being considered by the North London club after fellow target Arne Slot announced his commitment to Dutch club Feyenoord.
The Australian manager is understood to be pursued along with Sporting’s Ruben Amorim.
The Indendepent‘s report highlights that Postecoglou’s expansive and attacking style at Celtic has caught plenty of eyes, with Spurs previously appointing a string of defensive-minded coaches.
Prior to the Tottenham links, he was said to be a candidate for the Leeds United job before Javi Gracia was appointed as a short-lived replacement for Jesse Marsch.
There was also speculation around the Leicester City position after Brendan Rodgers left the Foxes, but Dean Smith was given the job on a temporary basis.
How long is Ange Postecoglou’s Celtic contract?
Postecoglou was handed a one-year rolling contract when he was initially signed by Celtic in June 2021.
Former Socceroo Harry Kewell was critical of that decision at the time, claiming the Aussie would need longer to truly make his mark.
Postecoglou, however, hit the ground running winning the Scottish League Cup and Scottish Premiership in his first season. He repeated that double in 2022/23.
A report from talkSPORT in February suggested Postecoglou was ready to sign a new deal at Celtic and would therefore ignore potential interest from Premier League clubs, but there is still uncertainty around his future.
At the end of last season, Postecoglou called for calm surrounding his contract situation, suggesting he would not play hardball over new terms.
“I have always been driven by trying to create things that are special and being part of something that lasts,” he said.
“I am at a big football club, with 60,000 people here each week. It’s one of the most famous clubs in the world, we will be playing in the Champions League next year and I can win trophies. I couldn’t be happier.”
How much is Ange Postecoglou earning at Celtic?
Postecoglou is reported to earn in the region of £2.2 million ($2.8m) per year as of 2022/23.
The Hoops’ previous manager Neil Lennon was reportedly earning around £2.4m ($2.9m) a year and received £600,000 after resigning in early 2021.
How many trophies has Ange Postecoglou won?
Postecoglou’s impressive trophy record has played a telling part in his career progression with his latest victories set to help his cause at Celtic.
Across his coaching career to date, the Australian was won 20 titles at both club and international levels.
His most successful club stint to date in terms of silverware was with his boyhood side South Melbourne.
|South Melbourne||NSL Premiership (1997-98)|
|South Melbourne||NSL Championship (1997-98)|
|South Melbourne||NSL Championship (1998-99)|
|South Melbourne||Oceania Club Championship (1999)|
|Australia U17||OFC U17 Championsip (2001)|
|Australia U20||OFC U20 Championship (2001)|
|Australia U20||OFC U20 Championship (2002)|
|Australia U17||OFC U17 Championship (2003)|
|Australia U17||OFC U17 Championship (2005)|
|Australia U20||OFC U20 Championship (2005)|
|Australia U20||AFF U19 Youth Championship (2006)|
|Brisbane Roar||A-League Premiership (2010-11)|
|Brisbane Roar||A-League Championship (2010-11)|
|Brisbane Roar||A-League Championship (2011-12)|
|Australia||AFC Asian Cup (2015)|
|Yokohama F. Marinos||J1 League (2019)|
|Celtic||Scottish League Cup (2021-22)|
|Celtic||Scottish Premiership (2021-22)|
|Celtic||Scottish League Cup (2022-23)|
|Celtic||Scottish Premiership (2022-23)|