1. Postecoglou is the perfect candidate for a long-term project
Enough is enough of these flash-in-the-pan managers who alienate the club within a season or two. Tottenham needs the polar opposite; somebody prepared to steady the ship long-term.
Whether Postecoglou is successful enough to remain at Spurs long-term is another question entirely, but his CV shows promising signs of his staying power.
Three of his four previous jobs before Celtic saw him spend at least three years at the helm before moving on.
He was in charge of Yokohama F. Marinos for three years, was at the helm of the Australian national team for four years, and after a year-and-a-half exclusion to the rule at Melbourne, spent three years coaching the Brisbane Roar.
In addition, Postecoglou has a previous relationship with Tottenham’s new chief of football, Scott Munn.
Munn has worked around various Australian sports and was previously at Melbourne City FC before becoming CEO of City Football Group – which also counts Postecoglou’s old club Yokohama F Marinos as part of the conglomerate – in 2019.
The point is that Postecoglou should feel comfortable entering a scene that might fill others with angst.
Postecoglou has a bountiful amount of upside and shouldn’t be discounted immediately, especially considering how many other reputable managers have turned a blind eye to Spurs’ advances.