Ange Postecoglou tells Celtic he wants to become new Spurs boss

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Ange Postecoglou tells Celtic he wants to become new Spurs boss

Ange Postecoglou has conveyed his desire to Celtic to become the upcoming manager of Tottenham.

Additionally, the Australian has expressed his wish for trusted assistant John Kennedy, who currently serves at Parkhead, to accompany him in his move to north London.

Tottenham Hotspur, an English Premier League team, is planning to approach Postecoglou formally on Monday. Postecoglou recently secured Celtic’s eighth domestic Treble by defeating Inverness Caledonian Thistle 3-1 in the Scottish Cup final held on Saturday.

According to Mail Sport, it has been learned that on Saturday night, the 57-year-old Ange Postecoglou informed Celtic’s directors, colleagues, and major shareholder Dermot Desmond about his intention to join Tottenham Hotspur.

A debrief meeting is scheduled for today among the football department staff to discuss the successful season in which Celtic achieved the Treble. However, it is understood that Ange Postecoglou will not be present at the meeting.

Postecoglou, who was appointed in June 2021 on a 12-month rolling contract, has notably refrained from excluding himself from consideration as a potential successor to Antonio Conte.

This comes after Tottenham Hotspur’s previous attempts to secure the services of Julian Nagelsmann and Arne Slot were unsuccessful.

Tottenham Hotspur is now aiming to advance negotiations for the deal with Ange Postecoglou after receiving permission and conducting final discussions. However, it is worth noting that Postecoglou is scheduled to commence his vacation with his family tomorrow.

Meanwhile, Celtic will start the process of creating a list of potential candidates for the managerial position. In the midst of these developments, Celtic’s captain, Callum McGregor, emphasizes the importance for the players to remain adaptable and open to changes as they await further updates.

Since his breakthrough into the first team in 2014, Callum McGregor has had the experience of working under four different managers at Celtic. During this period, the team has achieved an extraordinary feat of winning five Trebles in the last seven seasons. McGregor acknowledges the strong foundation that Celtic possesses for ongoing success and expresses admiration for the significant contribution made by Ange Postecoglou.

Following the final on Saturday, the 29-year-old midfielder spoke highly of Postecoglou, stating: “Of course, you want to keep good managers who are at the club.

“He’s done such an amazing job. The turnaround since he walked in the door has been incredible. Probably, people didn’t envisage that happening so quickly. But he’s a guy who’s super self- confident. He’s aware of what being at this football club means.

“It means bringing success and he’s managed to do it in such an amazing style.

“Of course, selfishly for us, we want to keep him. You just never know how football works. One thing about football is that you have to be flexible.

“If it happens, then what a parting gift (with the Treble).”

Asked if the current squad could achieve more regardless of what happens, McGregor continued: “Yeah, exactly. The club’s in a really good place. We’re in the Champions League again next season, so that’s attractive straight away.

“The players have had 24 months together now, really building something on the back of success. We will go and enjoy the summer and, like I said, in football you have to be flexible.

“There is always speculation and always people getting linked with other jobs when they are doing a good job. It shows that the players have done a good job for him and he has done a great job for the club. It’s always nice to have that compliment.”

In Celtic’s recent 3-1 victory at Hampden, they secured their latest domestic clean sweep, marking the fifth time they have achieved such a feat under the leadership of Ange Postecoglou.

Ange Postecoglou tells Celtic he wants to become new Spurs boss

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