English Premier League side Tottenham Hotspur have agreed a contract with Celtic manager Enze Postecoglou, The Times reported on Friday (5 June).
According to the report, Spurs have agreed terms with Postecoglou on a two-year contract with an option for a one-year extension.
“A formal announcement will be made shortly,” the Times said.
Tottenham have been searching for a new manager since sacking Antonio Conte in March over poor results.메이저놀이터
Arne Slott of Feyenoord in the Netherlands had emerged as the favourite to take over, but that all came to an end when Slott suddenly announced his departure on 25 March. Feyenoord’s demand for £12m in compensation also proved too much for Spurs.
Postecoglou has since been linked with the job. Tottenham’s plans to appoint Australian Scott Moon as their chief executive also bolstered Pochettino’s chances. Both Pochettino and Moon are from the same Australian family, City Football Group, which owns 11 clubs around the world, including Manchester City.
Levy wanted a ‘young’ manager who was emerging in European football, so the 57-year-old Postecoglou was not on his radar despite his impressive record.
However, Levy has come to appreciate Postecoglou’s charisma, very organic tactical style, and shrewd recruitment.
According to The Times, Celtic have John Kennedy in mind to succeed Postecoglou as assistant manager, but Postecoglou is keen to bring Kennedy with him to Tottenham.
Postecoglou guided Celtic to the Scottish Premiership title this season after winning the Scottish League Cup, and completed the ‘Domestic Treble’ by winning the Scottish Cup on 4 April.
Born in Greece, Postecoglou moved to Melbourne, Australia, at the age of five, where he grew up.
After representing the Australian national team as a player, Postekoglou retired and began his coaching career in Australia. Starting with South Melbourne in 1996, he coached the Australian age-group national team before moving on to the Australian Pro League and then the Australian national team from 2013 to 2017.
He then spent three years at the helm of Yokohama Marinos in Japan’s J-League from 2018 before taking over at Celtic last year. Celtic appointed Postecoglou after losing Eddie Howe to Newcastle United.
In his first year in charge, Postecoglou led Celtic to the title last season and was named PFA Scottish Manager of the Year.