Earlier this week, Tottenham Hotspur announced Ange Postecoglu as their new head coach on a four-year deal. Postecoglu arrives from Celtic, after winning the domestic treble. However, Spurs have had a few set backs in their hunt for a new manager...
Initially, Spurs were after ex-Bayern Munich head coach, Julian Nagelsmann following the exit of Antonio Conte in March. Nagelsmann was in a pool of candidates that Spurs were after during the season, but faced countless set-backs through rejection. Spurs first considered Nagelsmann after the sacking of José Mourinho in April 2021, but the head coach opted to join German giants Bayern Munich instead. This led many to question Spurs' recruitment and whether the process of finding a new coach was becoming a farce.
Spurs have also turned their attention and enquired about the likes of high-flying Marco Silva and Vincent Kompany of Fulham and Burnley respectively. However, to nullify any approach from Spurs, both managers signed new contracts at their clubs, highlighting their intention to stay at their current club beyond the summer.
Next up on the manager list was Arne Slot of Feyenoord. Slot was offered a bumper new contract to stay at the helm at the Dutch side, after guiding them to the Eredivisie title. Feyenoord offered Slot a new contract to fend off interest from Tottenham, with the new contract understood to be worth over £2.5 million a season.
Is Ange Postecoglu The Man To Win Trophies?
The Greek-born manager has done an admirable job during his two years at Celtic. However, the 57-year-old doesn’t fit the idea of a young up-and-coming manager Spurs should be intent on...
Postecoglu will be the first Australian to ever manage in the Premier League, with the end of Spurs' long hunt for a manager. The Aussie is walking into a Spurs team that does not have any form of European football, along with a number of issues that need to be dealt with. The main one being the future of captain Harry Kane, who could prove to be pivotal in a Spurs team that, under Postecoglu, can challenge for silverware again.
Postecoglou will also have to help improve recruitment, working with a new sporting director as the club are seeking to replace Fabio Paratici, who was forced to resign in April. On top of this, Postecoglu's predecessor, Antonio Conte, was very vocal with regards to being alone in communicating issues to do with the club, which is another issue that needs dealing with.
Postecoglu has had vast success with previous clubs he has managed, winning five of the six available domestic trophies: league titles with South Melbourne, Brisbane Roar and Yokohama F. Marinos, and he led Australia to the AFC Asian Cup in 2015. This will lead Spurs fans to believe that he is the man to bring success back to this great football club again.