Tottenham Hotspur name Ange Postecoglou as new coach

He previously worked with Scottish Premiership club Celtic

By Web Desk
June 06, 2023
Tottenham also said that Postecoglou’s coaching staff will be announced in due course — AFP

Tottenham Hotspur have named Ange Postecoglou as their new coach on Tuesday. He will be the first Australian to manage in the Premier League and has been roped in on a four-year contract.

Tottenham football club's chairman Daniel Levy was looking forward to seeing his side play under the tutelage of Postecoglou.

“Ange brings a positive mentality and a fast, attacking style of play. He has a strong track record of developing players and an understanding of the importance of the link from the academy — everything that is important to our Club. We are excited to have Ange join us as we prepare for the season ahead,” Levy said.

Postecoglou, who has also coached the Australia national team in the past, has left Scottish Premiership club Celtic to pursue the new role in the English top flight.

“A former Australia national team player, Ange managed at South Melbourne, winning the National Soccer League twice and the Oceania Club Championship. He then led the Australian national Under-17s and Under 20s before moving on to managing in the A-League, winning the Premiership in 2011 and the Championship Grand Finals in 2011 and 2012 with Brisbane Roar, becoming the first coach to win consecutive A-League Championship titles,” the English club said in a press release.

“He then became Australian senior national team manager from 2013 to 2017, taking the team to the 2014 FIFA World Cup, winning the AFC Asian Cup in 2015 and securing qualification for the 2018 FIFA World Cup. He won the J1 League with Yokohama F. Marinos in 2019 and joins us from Celtic where he won the Scottish Premiership and Scottish League Cup in 2021/22 and delivered the treble, winning the Scottish Premiership, Scottish League Cup and Scottish Cup in 2022/23,” it added.

Tottenham also said that Postecoglou’s coaching staff will be announced in due course.

Earlier, following Antonio Conte's exit in March, Cristian Stellini and Ryan Mason took interim charge at the north London side.

Spurs finished eighth in the league after a disappointing campaign and missed European football for the first time since the 2009-10 season.