Tottenham Hotspur suffered another blow on Sunday afternoon in a tumultuous N17 season, with the Lilywhites is lacking in the European qualifiers, despite their powerful final day triumph over Leeds United.
That convincing 4-1 win at Elland Road – which saw the hosts return to the Championship – ended a campaign that many Spurs fans will want to forget with both Antonio Conte and Cristian Stellini released from the dugout and also slipped to poor exits in both the FA Cup and the Champions League in particular.
After this bleak 2022/23 campaign, CEO Daniel Levy’s goal will be to find the right candidate for the current managerial position, although the Englishman has had little success so far – he recently saw leading target Arne Slot choose to stay in Feyenoord.
The failure to tempt the Dutchman to move to north London has apparently taken a toll Premier League equipment back to square one, though with recent reports suggesting that Levy & Co. are now “heavily considering“Celtic Chief, Ange Postecoglou for the role.
Although there have also been claims that out-of-work coach Brendan Rodgers has already been offered position, Tottenham would probably be stupid not to turn to Postecoglou instead…
Should Tottenham sign Postecoglou?
As a football writer Hamish’s cardboard it was noted earlier this month that Postecoglou is ostensibly a “better manager” than the former Leicester City boss and the 57-year-old is now thriving at Glasgow despite competition being “much better” than when Rodgers was at the helm at Parkhead.
The latter man – who also managed clubs such as Reading, Swansea City and Liverpool – enjoyed great success during his two-and-a-half-year stint at Hoops after securing his seven major honors at the time, especially walking unbeaten in his debut 2016/17 season in all three domestic competitions.
However, as mentioned by Carton, Rodgers faced a Rangers team that had only just returned to the Scottish Premiership in 2016 after being promoted to the lower leagues, which was probably not as strong a test as the one Postecoglou had to face.
This was obvious because when the Australian from Greece took over at Celtic Park in the summer of 2021, the Bhoys had just finished 25 points behind Ibrox, who look as though there is a new dominant force in Scotland.
Since then, however, Postecoglou has already led the club to two league titles and two League Cups – with the possibility of adding to that collection at next week’s Scottish Cup final – while implementing “beautiful, attacking footballat the time, according to BT Sport pundit Owen Hargreaves.
Now ‘King” at Celtic – as described by former Australian international Robbie Slater – 4-3-3 The tactician is a figure who is certainly at the top, making the most of his first managerial adventure in European football.
By contrast, for all Rodgers’ credits – who has been described as “great fitfor Spurs, club legend Clive Allen – Northern Irishman is in a downturn after being recently awarded the title bag at Leicester after heading the Foxes towards relegation.
This should indicate that Postecoglou may prove to be a better option for Levy and co, hoping the title-winning coach may be tempted to leave his current home this summer.