According to Fabrizio Romano, Tottenham have confirmed Ange Postecoglou as the club’s next manager.
While official confirmation is still pending, Romano’s verification is a sure-fire sign that Postecoglou has decided to take on the mammoth task that awaits in North London.
Most Tottenham supporters were dubious about the Australian when rumours about his potential appointment started circulating. However, many of those doubters, after seeing how Postecoglou revolutionized Celtic in just two seasons, have come around.
The 57-year-old has huge potential upside. While he’ll have his work cut out, Postecoglou has the right mentality and philosophy to spearhead Tottenham’s rebuild. He loves free-flowing, attacking football and is renowned for his ability to motivate and inspire.
Also, he won’t accept any passengers, making sure each individual who steps out on to the field will bleed for the collective.
The deal is expected to run for two years, with a one-year optional extension attached.
If things go according to plan, he’ll be in charge at Tottenham until the end of the 2026 campaign.
Intricate details of the contract haven’t yet been announced, but Postecoglou has a ton of work to delve into, including several key personnel decisions.
The Greek-born gaffer is definitely the best candidate for the job, particularly considering who was still in the running. He is a candid, self-assured footballing mind who only accepts a full-blooded effort.
His lack of experience at the top level will alarm some sections of supporters, but he deserves a shot.
We’re lucky to have him in our current state. He won’t enter Hotspur Way with a swollen ego we’ve seen from previous managers. And, as a salt-of-the-earth archetype, he’ll get straight to work.
And there’s certainly no shortage of work to be done.