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Ange Postecoglou speaks on becoming new Tottenham manager; Favourites for the Celtic job revealed

Ange Postecoglou speaks on becoming the new Tottenham manager and we also take a look at the favourites for the Celtic job just revealed.

He leaves Celtic after two consecutive seasons of winning the Scottish Premiership, signing a four year contract with Spurs.

He becomes the club’s fourth permanent manager since Mauricio Pochettino who guided them to the Champions League final in 2018-19, with Jose Mourinho, Nuno Espirito Santo and Antonio Conte also unable to bring back the good times.

Spurs had been looking for a manager to replace Conte since his departure in March. Cristian Stellini, and Ryan Mason took charge of the team on an interim basis.

Postecoglou won a domestic triple in Scotland and also lifted five out of six trophies that Celtic had available during his two seasons with the club.

Along with Jock Stein and Brendan Rodgers, he is one of five managers to have achieved a domestic clean-sweep with Celtic.

Postecoglou now becomes the first Australian manager to manage in the Premier League.

Ange said: “Hi, everyone. It’s great to finally get started. As manager of this great football club, I’m really looking forward to, you know, our task ahead.

“I think it’s an exciting opportunity for us to now sort of set off in a new direction, play football, and create an environment that embodies the values and traditions of this fantastic football club.

“Hopefully a team that you can all be proud of and more importantly, get excited by. I can assure you that right through pre-season, we won’t leave any stone unturned myself, the staff and the players to make sure that when the league comes around, that you’ll all be as excited as I am about the season ahead.

“So I really look forward to seeing everyone at the stadium, in particular at our first home game and look forward to the journey ahead.”


Now that the season and all domestic cup competitions have concluded, we are delighted to announce the appointment of Ange Postecoglou as our new First Team Head Coach. Becoming the first Australian to manage in the Premier League, Ange will join us on 1 July on a four-year contract.

Daniel Levy, Chairman: “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.”

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. 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.

We shall confirm Ange’s coaching staff in due course.


Following the announcement today that Ange Postecoglou is to join Tottenham Hotspur FC, Celtic Football Club wishes him well for the future.

The process of appointing Celtic’s next football manager is already underway. While we will aim to announce this appointment to supporters as soon as possible, our priority will be to appoint the best candidate to take the Club forward.

Celtic Chief Executive, Michael Nicholson said: “It has been a pleasure working with Ange, a great football manager and a good man. He has served the Club with such energy and determination and delivered a phenomenal level of success.

“I would like to thank him for all he has given us and I wish Ange and his family the very best for the future in everything they do.

“Of course, we wanted Ange to stay with us at Celtic and while there is real disappointment that we are losing him, he has decided he wants to look at a new challenge, which we respect.

“As Treble-winning champions, the Club looks ahead with confidence to the future, with many exciting opportunities ahead. The Club appreciates the tremendous support from Celtic fans this season and we will continue to build from this position of unity and strength.”

Ange Postecoglou said: “I would like to sincerely thank everyone at the Club for everything they have given me. In particular, Dermot, Peter and Michael and the Celtic Board have shown me tremendous support in every aspect of my time at Celtic and I will forever be grateful for this.

“They brought me to the Club and I have worked so closely and so well with them for the past two years, I will always have a special relationship with them.

“They wanted me to extend my time at Celtic and while I am so respectful and understanding of their position, a new opportunity has been presented to me and it is one which I wanted to explore.

“It was an honour to be asked to be Celtic manager and during my two years I have given everything I have to deliver success to our supporters. Culminating in the Treble at the weekend, my players and backroom team have been brilliant for me on this journey.

“They have given us all some fantastic moments through their energy and effort, creating real quality, winning football.

“Our supporters have been magnificent to me and I thank them for the way they have embraced me during the past two years. My ambition was always to give our fans a team they could be proud of, a team people talked about and I think we have achieved that.

“Celtic is a phenomenal football club, and so much more – and I will forever be a supporter of this great institution. I wish everyone connected with Celtic nothing but continued success.”

Peter Lawwell, Celtic Chairman added: “Against any measure, Ange has delivered a fantastic level of success to Celtic and we thank him for his brilliant contribution to the Club during the past two years.

“We were delighted to bring Ange to Celtic. He is a special manager who has had success wherever he has been and someone who brought to the club attacking, stylish and winning football in the best traditions of Celtic.

“Of course, we are disappointed that Ange has decided to leave the Club, and we did all we could to keep him with us well into the future, but he wanted to take this new opportunity and we wish Ange well in this and everything else he does.

“Now our focus is very much on ensuring we move forward positively and do all we can to ensure that we maintain our dominant position in Scottish football and also prepare for the exciting European challenges which lie ahead.”

Celtic Captain Callum McGregor added: “It has been great to work with the gaffer over the past two seasons and to achieve the success that we have, especially achieving yet another Treble at the weekend.

“In fact, to win five out of six domestic trophies is a tremendous achievement and that is testament to the real focus and relentlessness of the manager, the players and our whole backroom team who have all worked so hard.

“I thank all our supporters again for what they have given us this year. The scenes at Hampden and Celtic Park, when we celebrated our success together will stay with me forever.

“We have delivered something very special to our fans and done it, under the manager’s direction by playing an exciting and attractive brand of football. As all the players do, I wish Ange great success in his next challenge.

“We move on ourselves to our own challenges too. Our performances this season mean we will take our place deservedly in the Champions League and we can’t wait for it.

“It will be brilliant to have these great nights back at Celtic Park and I am sure our fans are looking forward to experiencing this again, as well as watching us striving to defend all our domestic titles.

“The players will enjoy a well-earned break and when we return we will get right behind the new manager, we will be united and, as ever, will do all we can to bring our fans continued success.”


BetVictor – 6 Jun – 10:30am
Enzo Maresca – 2/1
Brendan Rodgers – 2/1
Kjetil Knutsen – 6/1
David Moyes – 6/1
Graham Potter – 10/1
Jesse Marsch – 12/1

Sky Bet – 6 Jun – 2pm
Enzo Maresca – 6/4
Brendan Rodgers – 5/2
Kjetil Knutsen – 6/1
David Moyes – 8/1
Graham Potter – 9/1
John Kennedy – 9/1

Sky Bet – 6 Jun – 7pm
Enzo Maresca – 7/4
Kjetil Knutsen – 2/1
Brendan Rodgers – 8/1
Graham Potter – 8/1
David Moyes – 9/1
John Kennedy – 11/1

Sky Bet – 9 Jun – 2:30pm
Enzo Maresca – 10/11
Brendan Rodgers – 2/1
David Moyes – 6/1
Des Buckingham – 8/1
Kjetil Knutsen = 8/1
Jesse Marsch – 20/1

This is what fans had to say as Ange Postecoglou speaks on becoming the new Tottenham manager…

@THFC_ThexWarden: Whether you like him or not, we should respect that this is a huge moment for Ange and one that he deserves. Forever seen as the underdog, but risen to the occasion every time. Fully behind him, let’s go 🇦🇺🇬🇷 #COYS

@jadomaii: Man, surreal! Super proud of Ange as a fellow Australian. Deserves this opportunity. He has all the time he needs from my end. Also, can’t wait to watch Spurs play next season #COYS ⚪️

@Michael88587401: Initially can’t say I knew much about him , but after some extensive research I think he is absolutely the sort of character we need , welcome to the club . Coys .

@ILM_Ryan: Super excited to have Ange Postecoglou appointed manager at Spurs. He brings some much needed positivity & an attacking style of football to club. A huge summer ahead to begin to rebuild the squad. If given the time, he can reunited the fans & build something special here. And with a four year contract, he can help oversee a rebuild to truly transform this team. It all begins this summer with a much-needed overhaul of the squad. While there will undoubtedly be growing pains, Ange can make this team competitive once again. #COYS

@CraigSmethers: He’s deffo a grower, and says a lot of the right things, let’s hope we see some of that football he talks about

@danielwynne_: Sounds really positive. Good luck Ange 😊😊

@FreeSpeechFiona: Well he wouldn’t have been my choice but welcome to Ange Postecoglou! Hopefully he can rebuild our tired team and get us back to challenging for honours. His brand of attacking football will certainly be a relief after Conteball 😴 I think he needs to be given at least 3 years to build the team he wants so hopefully the will get behind him. At least we now have a manager who wanted the job!

@SeanOR7: Think we’ll be surprised by Big Ange 🇦🇺 Now get him the players he needs to get us competing again. #COYS🇦🇺

@Stick_Beetle: Great fit: Ange’s attacking style and Spurs mentality should fit like a glove… now patience required by head office and fans. #Spurs #COYS #EPL #TottenhamHotspur #football

@WhiteHartLiz: All those years watching Spurs on the tv as a kid in Australia… I never thought I’d get the chance to cheer and shout at an Aussie Spurs gaffer in the Tottenham Stadium 🤷🏼‍♀️ #COYS #Postecoglou

@sarris_andreas: We should all back Ange until the end.Its not his fault that we went and offered him the job.For me Postecoglu wasnt my favourite option but I will back him.Hopefully the board backs him aswell and we start a new era but 97% it wont happen #LevyOut #COYS

@OliverDenty: Whatever your opinions you know half as much as this man. Did I know who he was 2 years ago? Not a clue. But did I know who Slot was a month ago? No I didn’t. Get behind this man. Plays attacking non stop footy. Back him. #COYS

@thfcluds: Feels good to have a manager wanting to play attacking and entertaining football. I liked conte but its obvious that type of manager wont work for our club now. Good to get back to a manager that seems happy to be here and can get us some excitement back on the pitch. #COYS

@AJSturt: It’s nice to have hired a manager who seems like a genuinely good guy, plays a modern & attractive brand of football, and doesn’t see the club as beneath him. Time will tell if it’s a good appointment, but I’ll back Ange 100%. #COYS

@spursfordie: I loved Conte, but his whole “you’re lucky to have me, how dare you question me” was getting extremely tiresome, #Postecoglou 100% wants to be here, that’s so important and it does feels a bit like Poch first time round. #COYS #THFC

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